Natural, HA, or Steroid Injections for Joint Pain
- Effectively targets joint pain
- Reduces inflammation
- Restores lubrication for the joints
Joint pain can be debilitating causing discomfort and interfering with physical activity and simple daily tasks. Joint pain can be caused by injury or developing rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.
At Bodyvie, our doctors are able to inject a steroid solution, platelet-rich plasma or a hyaluronic acid gel to the joint to alleviate the pain. The treating injectable is determined by a thorough consultation assessing the physical joint and your symptoms for the most suitable treatment.
Steroid injections are an ideal treatment for those who are experiencing symptoms of pain and inflammation in their joints in their hips, knees or shoulders, particularly from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Steroid injections offer pain and inflammation relief for 2-3 months.
For joints not responding to steroid injections or who have diabetes, hyaluronic acid injections may be a more suitable treatment. Hyaluronic acid gel injections may also be considered if you don’t have obvious signs of inflammation. Hyaluronic acid gel injections, are chemically similar to natural joint fluid. Osteoarthritis causes joint fluid to become more like water and hyaluronic acid gel injections help to restore the viscosity of this fluid to mimic its properties of being a joint lubricant and its ability to act as a shock absorbent.
Lastly, Bodyvie offers Natural Rejuvenation injections. Natural Rejuvenation injections use your own blood and platelets, drawn by your doctor, to promote healing. Platelets contain rich growth factors and proteins that help the healing in soft tissues. Natural Rejuvenation injections can influence the immune response of pain and osteoarthritis to help reduce symptoms of inflammation.
Joint injections are carefully administered by your doctor. After your initial consultation, your doctor will have determined the most suitable treatment for your needs which may be natural, hyaluronic acid gel or steroid injections. Depending on the particular treatment chosen, you may need to have a course of treatments to successfully alleviate the symptoms of joint pain and/or inflammation. Your doctor will inject the chosen treatment directly into the joint. Due to the nature of injectables, you may experience swelling and bruising for a day or two but these side effects will subside.
Depending on the chosen treatment, you may need a course of treatments. If your doctor advises injections with your body’s own growth factors, you will be advised to have 6 monthly treatments for optimal results. If you are prescribed hyaluronic acid gel injections, your treatment can be effective for up to a year and no other treatments will be needed in the interim. Steroid injections are effective for 3-4 months.
Results will vary depending on the treatment chosen for your specific joint pain. You may experience relief within a few days after treatment or with a course of Natural Rejuvenation injections, relief can be gradually accumulative.
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