Ultrasound Guided Injections
Joint pain can be debilitating, whether it’s caused by an accident or an illness. In order to properly treat joint pain, many doctors will recommend a medication that is injected directly into the joint. In many cases, the area within the joint that is causing pain and discomfort can be as little as 2-3mm wide, making it a very difficult target.
In order to deliver the medication to the correct location within the joint, the doctors at the Georgetown Clinics are trained in ultrasound guided injections. The primary goal in therapeutic ultrasound is to reduce inflammation, and introduce anti-inflammatory medications directly into the joint too provide long-term relief. Ultrasound is used to guide the needle, to provide relief without causing nerve damage or injury.
Is Ultrasound Therapy Right for You?
When joints suffer injury, illness, or stress due to constant use, the result is often not only chronic joint pain, but also recurring pain in the extremities and reduced mobility. Joint injections serve two purposes: diagnosing and treating the pain. Injected into the affected joint, numbing agents can confirm whether or not an inflammation in the joint is the source of the problem.
Ultrasound Therapy, through guided injections, is effective in a number of medical situations:
- Needle placement in joints for patients with challenging anatomy
- Patients taking blood thinners
- Injections to tendons
- Diagnostic and therapeutic nerve blocks
- Hyalgan Knee Therapy Injections
- Trigger Point Therapy Injections
Of course, whether or not you will receive ultrasound guided joint injections is dependent entirely upon your treatment plan. Call the Georgetown Clinics today to see if you qualify for ultrasound guided joint injections.
*Results may vary