Pro Sports and Elite Rehab
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in Vero Beach, FL
Therapeutic injections do an exceptional job of reducing inflammation and relieving your pain because they place medications where they can do the most good: at the damaged tissues. At Pro Sports and Elite Rehab in Vero Beach, Florida, the team of board-certified orthopaedists offer a variety of injections that target different tissues and conditions. If you need relief from pain, call the office today or connect online to request an appointment.
Injections Q & A
When would I need an injection?
Injections can reduce inflammation, improve movement in a joint, and ease the pain caused by many conditions, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Rotator cuff tears
- ACL tears
- Meniscus injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
Though injections often target joints, they can also go into ligaments, tendons, muscles, and other tissues.
What type of injection might I receive?
Pro Sports and Elite Rehab often give the following injections:
Steroids are powerful anti-inflammatory medications often used to relieve pain in the shoulder, hip, ankle, elbow, and knee. Though steroids take a few days to reduce the inflammation enough for you to get relief from the pain, they produce long-lasting results for most people.
Viscosupplementation refers to an injection of hyaluronic acid that’s used to treat arthritis. Hyaluronic acid is normally produced in your joints, where it lubricates the joint and promotes smooth movement.
When your provider injects hyaluronic acid, it reduces inflammation, relieves stiffness, and eases your pain. It takes a few weeks to feel the difference. Once your results kick in, they should last 2-6 months.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
PRP contains a large number of platelets in a small amount of blood plasma. After injecting PRP near damaged or inflamed tissues, the platelets trigger a healing response, reduce inflammation, and recruit stem cells to the area to rebuild damaged tissues.
Your Pro Sports and Elite Rehab provider makes PRP in the office from a sample of your own blood. Like other injections, it takes a little time before you will feel the improvement, but it’s worth the wait since PRP helps your body heal.
Trigger point injections
A trigger point is a hard, painful knot that develops in your muscles and fascia, the connective tissues that wrap around your muscles and organs. Trigger point injections contain a local anesthetic, steroid, or both.
After your provider injects the medications into the trigger point, the knot relaxes, inflammation goes down, and the pain improves.
What is an epidural injection?
Epidural injections are a type of interventional procedure that relieves chronic back, neck, arm, and leg pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves. The injection contains steroids that your Pro Sports and Elite Rehab provider releases into the epidural space around your spine.
As the medication goes through the epidural space, it flows around the nerves and reduces the inflammation.
To learn if you’re a good candidate for an injection, call Pro Sports and Elite Rehab or book an appointment online today.
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