Therapeutic injections do an exceptional job of diminishing inflammation and easing your pain because they put the medication where it works best: Right at the damaged tissues. The providers at First Care Bossier in Bossier City and Stonewall, Louisiana, have years of experience delivering therapeutic injections that target joints, muscles, and other tissues. When you need relief from pain, book an appointment online or call the office.
Therapeutic injections can reduce inflammation, improve joint movement, and relieve the pain caused by many health conditions. These are only a few examples of conditions that benefit from injections:
Injections commonly target injured and inflamed joints. But they can be injected in or near muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other tissues.
First Care Bossier offers a variety of therapeutic injections to treat acute pain and conditions that cause chronic pain, such as arthritis.
A few of the most common injections include:
Steroids are potent anti-inflammatory medications that the providers at First Care Bossier often inject into an inflamed and painful joint. Your injection may contain a local anesthetic along with the steroids.
The anesthetic provides fast but short-term relief. Steroids take several days to take effect, but then most patients get long-lasting pain relief.
Viscosupplementation treats arthritis by injecting hyaluronic acid. Your joints normally produce hyaluronic acid, which lubricates the joint and ensures smooth movement. However, people with arthritis have lower-than-normal amounts of hyaluronic acid in the joint.
A hyaluronic acid injection can reduce inflammation, relieve joint stiffness, and alleviate pain. It may take a few weeks to feel the results, but then the improvement should last 2-6 months.
A trigger point is a hard, painful knot in a muscle or the fascia, which is the connective tissue that wraps around your muscles and organs. Trigger point injections typically contain a local anesthetic, steroid, or both.
After injecting the medication into the knot, the muscle relaxes, inflammation goes down, and your pain improves.
Your First Care Bossier provider applies a local anesthetic at the injection site. Then they use real-time X-rays or ultrasound to visualize the targeted area and guide the needle to a precise location.
If the injection targets a joint and you have excess fluid in the joint, they use the needle to pull out the fluid. Keeping the needle in place, your provider detaches the syringe full of fluid and attaches a new one containing the medication. Then they inject the medication.
If you struggle with pain and would like to learn more about injections, don’t wait to call First Care Bossier or book an appointment online today.