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Joint Injections

Joint Injections services offered in Apache Junction, AZ

Joint pain and injuries are common problems that can become crippling when not treated. At Premier Care Medical Services PLLC in Apache Junction, Arizona, licensed family nurse practitioner Alex Dupuis, FNP-C, and his exceptional staff offer joint and trigger point injections to reduce pain, improve healing, and restore musculoskeletal function. To learn more, schedule an evaluation at Premier Care Medical Services PLLC by phone or request one online today.

What are joint injections?

Injections contain medications that reduce pain or tension, lessen inflammation, or optimize healing after an injury or degeneration associated with a disease.

Joint injections

Joint injections often consist of a local anesthetic, hyaluronic acid, a corticosteroid, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) sourced from your blood to stimulate cell regeneration.

Trigger point injections

Premier Care Medical Services PLLC also offers trigger point injections to reduce pain by soothing myofascial discomfort, particularly in your lower back, legs, arms, shoulders, or neck. Trigger points are tight knots in your muscles that are sensitive to pressure.

Trigger point injections can consist of a local anesthetic and sometimes a corticosteroid or botulinum toxin. When used as dry needling, these injections can still reduce tense muscle knots.

Who benefits from joint injections?

Joint injections ease pain, lessen inflammation, and speed healing in people struggling with:

  • Joint injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Obesity
  • Fractures
  • Age-related wear-and-tear
  • Inflammation
  • Limited range of motion
  • Reduced mobility

Joint injections effectively treat problems in your shoulders, elbows, wrists, spine, hips, knees, ankles, and other joints.

What are the advantages of joint injections?

The advantages of undergoing joint injections include:

  • Reduced joint pain
  • Less inflammation
  • Restored range of motion
  • Improved mobility
  • Minimal downtime
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Reduced risk of a disease getting worse

Joint injections sometimes reduce or eliminate the need for surgery and other invasive treatments. They’re a safe and highly effective way to improve your quality of life.

Are joint or trigger point injections right for me?

To determine if joint or trigger point injections are the right treatment for you and which injections are best suited for you, Premier Care Medical Services PLLC experts examine your joints or other painful areas of your body. They weigh you, check your vital signs, and review your medical history and symptoms.

You might need bloodwork, joint fluid tests, a urinalysis, imaging procedures, and/or additional diagnostic tests to learn which treatments are the most appropriate.

What happens during joint injections?

Before undergoing joint injections, your provider cleans and numbs the treatment area. They could use ultrasound guidance to achieve superior precision and accuracy. Your specialist gently injects substances within or near your joint or in trigger points to reduce discomfort.

Afterward, there’s little to no downtime, but the injection site might be tender, red, or swollen. Follow your provider’s after-care instructions to ensure effective results with a low risk of complications. Schedule repeat injections whenever necessary.

Schedule an evaluation at Premier Care Medical Services PLLC by phone or request online today to determine if joint or trigger point injections are right for you.