Injection Therapy

Injection therapy is commonly used in orthopedic and sports medicine. Injection therapy is often used as a conservative measure to surgery for some injuries and conditions. The two most common types of injection therapy we provide are Cortisone Steroid Injections and Hyaluronic Acid Injections to treat a wide variety conditions including arthritis, gout, bursitis, tendonitis and knee osteoarthritis.

Cortisone

Cortisone, a type of steroid, is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication. It reduces inflammation and lessens or resolves the pain.

Symptoms:

  • Osteoarthritis of the knee, tendonitis, arthritis, and sports injuries that present symptoms of join weakness, inflammation, and sprain.

Diagnostic Procedures:

  • A thorough examination, X-rays and ultrasound imaging, and could include an injection of a local anesthetic and a cortisone preparation to reduce inflammation and pain.
  • In some joints or tendons, ultrasound or X-ray guidance may be required for precise needle positioning prior to injection.
Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid lubricates between bones and cartilage. People with osteoarthritis have a lower-than-normal concentration of hyaluronic acid in their joints. Osteoarthritis of the knee is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States Viscosupplementation, hyaluronic acid, injected into the arthritic knee joint to help people manage pain and stay active.

Symptoms treated with injection therapy include:

  • Knee pain
  • Pain intensifies when bending or walking upstairs
  • Flare-ups of intense pain, tenderness, stiffness, and Loss of flexibility

Diagnostic Procedures:

  • A thorough examination of a diagnostic procedure(s) such as X-rays and ultrasound imaging and could include an injection of Viscosupplementation to reduce inflammation and pain in the knee joint. Usually a sequence of three to five injections, a week apart, are necessary.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections may be more appropriate for mild to moderate osteoarthritis or tendon injuries in any of the following areas of the body: Shoulders, Elbows, Wrist and Hand, Hip/Pelvis, Knee, Lower Leg, Ankle, and Foot.

Diagnostic Procedures are done under local anesthesia. The blood is drawn the same day of treatment and approximately 45 minutes is required for a full treatment. Depending on the specific problem, multiple treatments may be required.