Frequently Asked Questions About Joint Injections

1. What are joint injections?

Joint injections are aminimally invasive procedure in which a licensed healthcare professional administers medication directly into a joint to provide relief from pain and inflammation. The medication typically includes a combination of a local anesthetic and a corticosteroid.

2. Who can benefit from joint injections?

Individuals experiencing joint pain, inflammation, or reduced mobility due to conditions such as osteo arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or tendonitis may benefit from joint injections. It's essential to consult with a licensed healthcare professional to determine if joint injections are suitable for your specific condition.

3. Are joint injections painful?

While some mild discomfort may occur during the injection, a local anesthetic is used to minimize pain. Most patients report minimal pain and discomfort during the procedure.

4. How long does it take for joint injections to work?

The effects of joint injections can vary from patient to patient. Some may experience relief within a few hours, while others may take a few days to notice improvements. The duration of relief also varies and can last from a few weeks to several months.

5. Are there any side effects or risks associated with joint injections?

Joint injections are generally considered safe, with minimal risks and side effects. Some potential side effects include pain or swelling at the injection site, temporary skin discoloration, and a slight risk of infection. Your healthcare professional will discuss any risks with you before the procedure.

6. How many joint injections can I receive?

The number of joint injections you can receive depends on your specific condition and response to treatment. It's essential to consult with your healthcare professional to determine the appropriate number of injections for your needs.

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If you're struggling with joint pain and inflammation, our licensed healthcare professionals at Tennessee Spine can help. To learn more about joint injections and other treatment options, call us at (865) 286-5421 or visit our office in Sevierville, TN. We're committed to providing comprehensive care to help you achieve optimal joint health and live a pain-free life.

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