A life of constant activity and mobility can keep you fit and healthy, but it can also wreak havoc on your joints. Joint pain as a result of a condition, wear and tear or injury can potentially put a pause on the things you love to do. However, ultrasound guided injections can be an effective and swift way for you to do away with these crippling pains. At Total Pain Care in New Jersey, we have the information you need about the treatments designed with your well-being in mind.
Quick and Easy
Traditional joint injections are generally administered blindly, which means that the physician has no way to see the path the needle takes or whether or not the medicine exits the needle. This type of treatment heavily relies on the physician’s expertise, knowledge of the joint location and feel for the injection to ensure that it makes it into the right area.
With an ultrasound-guided injection, the treatment relies on imaging to guide the medicine into the exact spot where it’s needed. In most cases, an initial scan will be used to determine the location of the affected area. The patient’s skin will be cleaned to prevent infections and the procedure will then begin. The area will be injected with pinpoint accuracy to benefit from the medication, steroid and/or local anesthetic.
Know the Benefits
Improved accuracy is one of the most notorious benefits of ultrasound-guided injections to any affected joint in the knee, shoulder or other part of the body. The process is swift and relatively simple and can easily access areas that can prove to be troublesome to reach. With this treatment, you or a loved one can additionally benefit from pain relief that lasts anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months.
Wave Your Pain Goodbye
Stop living with the crippling pain attributed to joint lesions and conditions. Total Pain Care is here to lead you through the path to a pain-free life. Our pain-management specialists are ready to give comprehensive, personal and effective treatment for you and your family. Contact us today for more information about our treatments.