Five Common Treatment Areas on the Body For Joint Injections

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Joint injections are a common treatment option for arthritis and other conditions that cause chronic pain. The process might sound intimidating, but it's actually pretty simple once you understand how it works. Dr. Alisha Detorres can relieve the root cause of your pain and improve your range of motion in the knees, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and ankles.

Want to learn more about how joint injections work? Schedule a pain assessment at Coastal Health if you live near Forks, Port Townsend, Joyce, or Port Angeles, WA. We're proud to offer safe and comfortable solutions for people with a wide range of health conditions.

What causes joint inflammation and pain?

There are many potential causes of joint inflammation and discomfort, but the most common ones are arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Arthritis causes your joints to swell and become stiff, making them harder to move. Carpal tunnel syndrome is known to cause pain and tingling in the hands and wrists.

Joint conditions can be debilitating, making it difficult to perform everyday tasks, like working or exercising. That's where joint injections come in. By targeting the cause of your pain, Coastal Health can help you get back to living a normal life without distress.

Where are joint injections administered?

A comprehensive health assessment is necessary before moving forward with joint injections. During this time, a professional will examine the area and ask bout your health history. This information is used to determine which joints are best suited for treatment and how many may be necessary to manage your pain. Coastal Health uses dextrose injections to stimulate your natural healing processes in Forks, Port Townsend, Joyce, and Port Angeles, WA.

Injections can be administered in the knees, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and ankles. We begin treatment by having patients lie back while we apply a local anesthetic. Our team may use advanced ultrasound technology to find the ideal location. Afterward, it's normal to experience relief from joint inflammation after 2 – 3 days. Coastal Health can schedule follow-up appointments as needed.

What are the benefits of joint injections?

Some people turn to prescription medications or invasive procedures as a last resort to manage chronic pain. Instead, Dr. Detorres can help you avoid the side effects of medication and the long downtimes associated with surgery. Joint injections are an effective nonsurgical solution for arthritis and other conditions that cause persistent discomfort.

Best of all, joint injections are performed in an office setting and take just a few minutes to complete. You'll be able to walk out on your own and resume normal activities afterward. Each injection is personalized to meet the needs of each person who comes in for care, no matter where treatment is required.

Find real relief from joint pain

Do you have arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome? Are you interested in learning how joint injections can help you manage discomfort and inflammation? Dr. Alisha Detorres can address common areas such as the knees, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and ankles with just one easy appointment.

We're happy to answer any questions you may have about joint injections and how they could benefit you. Simply call our Port Angeles, WA office to schedule a pain assessment at Coastal Health.

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