Joint Injections for Pain Management


If you’ve ever had joint discomfort, you are aware of the detrimental effects it can have on your everyday activities. Your mobility may be limited, and the terrible agony may make it impossible to engage in your favorite activities.

Joint injections are one of the many non-invasive treatment alternatives that are now available for joint discomfort.

Common Causes of Joint Pain

Arthritis, chronic injuries, stress from poor body mechanics, and ligament or tendon injuries are the most frequent causes of joint discomfort. Joint injections minimize inflammation, which lessens joint pain. The most popular types of joint injections for the treatment of inflammation and persistent pain are discussed here.

Hyaluronic acid injections

Platelet-rich plasma therapy uses a serum of concentrated platelets and plasma prepared from the patient’s own blood to aid in a speed recovery by using healing agents including growth factors. These injections relieve pain in arthritic joints in addition to traumas. Stem cell therapy promotes faster and less swollen wound healing by using concentrated stem cells from the bone marrow or fat.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections

Your body produces hyaluronic acid. It’s a naturally occurring element of the substance that lubricates, cushions, and keeps your joints moving freely. Injections of hyaluronic acid often relieve pain for four to five months, but they can last up to a year. They serve as the joint’s lubricant and shock absorber. Hyaluronic acid injections are frequently used to relieve pain in the knee joints. If corticosteroids are unsuccessful or if there are no signs of inflammation, they are routinely used.

When should you see a doctor for joint pain concerns?

It might be time to contact a doctor who specializes in pain management if your joint pain becomes so bad that it starts to interfere with your everyday activities and restricts your ability to engage in routine physical exercise. Board-certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist at Miracle Mile Medical Group, Dr. Shahbaz Farnad is an expert in joint injections for pain relief.

To make an appointment with Dr. Farnad, simply call 323.433.7744. Or visit our contact page, here!