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Joint Injections Specialist

Valiant Life Medical

Integrative Health Care & Regenerative Medicine located in Fort Worth, TX

If joint pain keeps you from your favorite activities, the integrated team consisting of medical physicians, chiropractors, and physical therapists at Valiant Life Medical can help. They offer ultrasound-guided joint injections at their family-owned practice in Fort Worth, Texas. Call or book an appointment online today to find out how joint injections can get you back to an active, pain-free life without surgery.

Joint Injections Q & A

What are joint injections?

Joint injections provide effective, long-lasting pain relief without the need to take oral medications every day. This simple procedure involves injecting anti-inflammatory medication directly into your joint. 

The team at Valiant Life Medical performs a variety of joint injections, including:

 Nonsteroidal Joint Injections

The most common type of joint injection involves nonsteroidal medications, which are strong anti-inflammatory agents. The Valiant Life Medical providers often mix these nonsteroidal agents with an anesthetic to provide immediate pain relief. 

These joint injections reduce swelling and inflammation over the course of 2-3 days, which leads to reduced pain and improved joint function for a few months.  

Regenerative Medicine Injection

If routine medical injections don’t provide adequate relief, the team at Valiant Life Medical may recommend regenerative medicine techniques. Depending on your needs, they may use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, stem cell injections, or both.

What do joint injections treat?

Joint pain can be debilitating, often preventing you from staying active and making daily tasks seem impossible. The team at Valiant Life Medical uses joint injections to treat many painful conditions, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Low back (lumbar) pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Wrist pain

Inflammation is the root of many types of joint pain. When you control inflammation, the pain subsides.

What should I expect from joint injection therapy?

First, your Valiant Life Medical doctor carefully reviews your symptoms and medical history and performs a physical exam to make sure joint injections are right for you. They may take tests, like an X-ray, to evaluate the extent of your joint inflammation. 

Then, they develop an individualized treatment plan for your specific joint pain. The team at Valiant Life Medical may combine joint injections with another treatment, such as physical therapy and chiropractic care. 

Before the injection, your Valiant Life Medical doctor numbs the treatment area with a local anesthetic. They use ultrasound imaging to find the precise area to administer the injection. Most patients don’t experience significant pain, but you may feel slight discomfort during the injection. 

Afterward, you experience immediate pain relief from the anesthetic. The anti-inflammatory agent takes effect after 2-3 days. Optimal relief is noticeable within a week or two and lasts 3-4 months. 

Call Valiant Life Medical, or book an appointment online today to learn more about joint injections.