Joint Injections

Medical Associates of North Texas

Internal Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Fort Worth, TX

If you’re one of the more than 58 million Americans with arthritis, joint injections can reduce inflammation and improve your quality of life. At Medical Associates of North Texas in Fort Worth, Texas, the primary care providers offer several types of joint injections, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP), hyaluronic acid, and cortisone. To request joint injections today, call the office or click the online booking feature.

Joint Injections Q & A

What are joint injections?

Joint injections relieve pain and inflammation caused by arthritis or other joint-related issues. Consider joint injections if you regularly experience joint pain and it doesn’t improve with at-home treatments, like ice and rest. A series of outpatient treatments can reduce swelling, encourage circulation, and promote your body’s natural healing process.

What conditions can benefit from joint injections?

Request a joint injection consultation at Medical Associates of North Texas if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Knee pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Hip pain
  • Neck pain

You might also benefit from joint injections if you experience lower back pain.

What are the types of joint injections?

At Medical Associates of North Texas, the primary care providers offer several types of joint injections, including:

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP relieves joint pain using natural growth factors called platelets. During treatment, your provider draws a sample of your blood. Then, they put your sample into a machine called a centrifuge that separates your platelets from the rest of your blood.

Your provider transfers the platelet-rich solution to a syringe and injects it into a swollen or irritated joint. When the PRP enters your body, it increases circulation to the area and encourages your body’s healing process. That reduces swelling, relieves pain, and improves your mobility.

Hyaluronic acid

If you experience chronic knee pain, your Medical Associates of North Texas provider might recommend hyaluronic acid injections. Hyaluronic acid is a synthetic gel that helps lubricate and cushion your joints. A series of injections can reduce stiffness and improve your mobility.

Cortisone

Cortisone is a prescription-strength steroid designed to relieve joint swelling and inflammation. The providers at Medical Associates of North Texas use cortisone to treat severe arthritis. Cortisone injections provide immediate, lasting relief that can help delay orthopedic surgery.

What type of joint injections might benefit me?

The type of joint injections that will most benefit you depends on various factors, including your age, the symptoms you’re experiencing, and their effect on your mobility. After a review of your medical records, a physical exam, and diagnostic imaging, your provider can make recommendations that align with your needs.

To explore the benefits of joint injections today, call Medical Associates of North Texas or click the online booking feature.

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