If you develop joint pain due to arthritis, an injury, or age-related wear, turn to Triad Internal Medicine in Asheboro, North Carolina. Chelsea Poe, FNP, Kirstie Ferrell, FNP, and Keung Lee, MD, PhD, MHA, offer joint injections to reduce pain, swelling, and further joint damage. Schedule a joint pain evaluation by phone or request one online today. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Joint injections are shots that offer relief from joint pain, swelling, irritation, and stiffness. You may develop joint pain in your knees, shoulders, hips, ankles, elbows, spine, wrists, and joints in your hands or feet.
Joint injections may contain cortisone, local anesthetic, hyaluronic acid, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), or other substances that stimulate healing and diminish discomfort and disability.
You may be a candidate for joint injections if you suffer from one or more of the following:
Your specialist might limit the number of joint injections you receive each year, depending on the type of injections you receive, your symptoms, and your diagnosis.
To prepare for joint injections at Triad Internal Medicine, it’s crucial to follow your provider’s instructions. They may ask you to stop taking certain medications or dietary supplements to reduce the risk of bleeding. Tell your specialist about any unusual symptoms.
Before the injections, you might change into a gown. Your provider helps you get in the right position and cleans the injection site. They may also numb the treatment area and use imaging guidance to ensure optimal needle placement before administering the injection into the affected joint.
Common side effects after joint injections include redness, irritation, or warmth. Keep the injection site clean, ice the area if needed, and avoid vigorous activity until given the okay by your specialist. Watch for signs of infection and call the Triad Internal Medicine office at any time with questions.
Over time, you can expect fewer bothersome symptoms, including less joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. Your provider follows up, lets you know if you would benefit from additional injections, and determines when to schedule your next appointment.
Schedule an evaluation at Triad Internal Medicine by phone or book one online today to determine if joint injections are right for you.