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Joint Injections

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Joint Injections

Joint Injections services

Joint injections provide lasting relief from joint pain caused by injury, general wear-and-tear, or inflammatory conditions like arthritis. At Loomis Medical Clinic in Loomis, California, the team offers several types of joint injections, including hip, knee, and shoulder joint injections. To schedule a joint injection consultation, call Loomis Medical Clinic or book an appointment online today.

Are injections the best treatment for chronic joint pain?

Joint injections provide a safe and effective treatment for joint pain that doesn’t improve with conservative treatments, like rest, ice, and activity changes. The relief they provide isn’t permanent, but joint injections can reduce inflammation and restore your mobility for months or even a year at a time.

Who should consider joint injections?

Consider joint injections at Loomis Medical Clinic if you’ve been diagnosed with:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout

Joint injections can even relieve sports injuries like tendinitis and bursitis, so you can return to your routine.

It’s very common to have a joint injection in the knee, which can lubricate the joint and relieve pain from arthritis.

What does a joint injection procedure involve?

At Loomis Medical Clinic, joint injections are a quick outpatient procedure that takes 10-20 minutes.

On the day of your visit, your provider has you lie on your stomach or back on an X-ray table. They clean your skin above the targeted joint with an antiseptic solution and administer a local anesthetic to numb the area.

After the local anesthetic sets in, your provider may use X-ray-guided imaging to direct the needle into the proper position. Then, they administer the best solution for your joint pain, such as a steroid and anesthetic or hyaluronic acid. If more than one joint is painful, your provider repeats the same steps.

Are joint injections safe?

Joint injections are safe and usually well-tolerated, but as with any minimally invasive procedure, there are risks, including infection, bleeding, and swelling.

To prevent potential complications, let your Loomis Medical Clinic provider know if you have allergies. You should also tell them about the prescription medications and supplements you take.

What is recovery like after joint injections?

After joint injections, it’s normal to experience mild swelling and soreness. You can apply an ice pack to the joint or take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication to relieve discomfort.

Do joint injections work right away?

The time it takes for joint injections to work depends on the cause of your pain and its severity. Some people experience immediate relief, but for others, it takes several days or weeks. Follow your provider’s instructions for optimal results. Our team might recommend stretches or strengthening exercises to complement the effects of your joint injections.

To learn more or schedule a joint injection consultation, call Loomis Medical Clinic today.