Dramatic relief for many simple problems such as tendinitis, bursitis, and synovitis (especially frozen shoulder) can be achieved with Cortisone, a powerful local anti-inflammatory steroid. Patients with early to moderate stages of arthritis can benefit from a series of injections of Hyaluronic Acid, which is better known as Synvisc (one of many types of this medication). This is a thick clear gel that provides instant lubrication to damaged joints and can provide excellent symptom relief for up to 6-12 months.
One of the most exciting new developments in orthopedics is the use of regenerative injections to enhance healing and eliminate pain without the need for surgery. These techniques harness the tremendous healing power of the patient’s own plasma or bone marrow to treat a wide spectrum of orthopedic conditions.