Dramatic relief for many simple problems such as tendonitis, bursitis, muscle pain and synovitis (especially frozen shoulder) can be achieved with cortisone, a powerful local anti-inflammatory steroid. At Regenerative Orthopaedics in NYC, we offer regenerative medicine injections to enhance healing and eliminate pain, as well as traditional injections like cortisone steroid injections for pain relief.
Cortisone steroid injections are an effective option for reducing inflammation directly where the pain originates from. Unlike oral steroid medications, cortisone injections can be delivered precisely to the source of pain, bypassing the digestive and circulatory system. Cortisone injections can be used for painful conditions, including injured tendons, ligaments and muscles. Joint pain from arthritis can also be minimized with cortisone steroid injections.
Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Joint Pain
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in the body and is important for storing moisture in skin, tissue and joint fluid. 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.
At Regenerative Orthopaedics, we offer a variety of traditional and regenerative medicine injections for pain relief. Cortisone steroid injections should be limited in use, usually 3-4 injections per year to control pain. Hyaluronic acid, stem cell or PRP injections can be used as alternatives to cortisone injections if a patient has reached their maximum or is no longer obtaining pain relief through the use of steroid injections.
Injection therapy can offer a direct treatment option to relieve pain quickly and effectively. We offer both traditional injections and cutting-edge regenerative medicine treatments for pain relief at Regenerative Orthopaedics. Contact us at our clinic in White Plains or NYC to schedule a consultation with Dr. Struhl to discuss injection therapy for pain relief.