Sports Medicine

We do steroid injections for pain management

The goal of any injection is to reduce your pain and to improve your ability to perform household or recreational activities.

If you are having difficulty performing your exercises because of pain, or if you are no longer making gains with your therapist, then an injection may be a suitable way to reduce your pain so you can more effectively engage in your rehab program

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Trigger Point Injections: Knots of muscle that cause pain are called trigger points. These can be treated with direct injections of an anesthetic called lidocaine, which works by breaking up the tight band of muscle

Selective Nerve Blocks: When the pain in your arm, leg or back follows the path of a single nerve, a nerve root block injection can provide relief.

Corticosteroid:
This is an anti-inflammatory substance that can help reduce local inflammation within a joint (synovitis) or tendon sheath (tenosynovitis). This is the most common injectate used in sports and musculoskeletal medicine.often working within minutes. Once the inflammation is gone, the pain usually disappears as well. You can receive an injection in the doctor’s office, and one injection may be effective for months or even longer.

Hyalgan Injections. Hyaluronate is normally found in the fluid that lubricates and cushions your knee joint. HYALGAN is injected into your knee to relieve pain, and is a treatment option for people who do not get adequate pain relief from simple painkillers (like Tylenol® or Advil®) or from exercise and physical therapy

The lumbar epidural steroid injection can be effective in managing many forms of acute and chronic pain that occur within the lower back or limbs. In particular, this procedure is most effective in conditions that arise as the result of damage or irritation and inflammation of the nerves within the lumbar region. Epidural steroid injections are the most frequently used technique for treating episodes of acute and chronic back pain. During the procedure, the physician will use the aid of a fluoroscope, a type of live x-ray to guide the proper placement of the medication and avoid any nerves.

Caudal steroid injections– These injections usually include a mixture of a steroid and an anesthetic, which is injected into the lower back region, to help reduce nerve pain. During the procedure, the physician will use the aid of a fluoroscope, a type of live x-ray to guide the proper placement of the medication and avoid any nerves.

Cervical facet injections- Cervical refers to the cervical spine, or the section of spine that is found in the neck. A facet is one of the bony joints of the spine. These joint injections are administered into the neck to relieve chronic pain. The relief of this pain may make it possible for patients to begin a physical therapy program to rehabilitate and strengthen the muscles of the neck and areas around the spine. The injection will consist of a local anesthetic to provide more rapid pain relief, and a steroid medication to provide longer-lasting pain relief. During the procedure, the physician will use the aid of a fluoroscope, a type of live x-ray to guide the proper placement of the medication and avoid any nerves.

Injections may relieve pain from the following ailments:

Shoulder

  • Pain in the upper biceps or upper arms
  • Swimmer or thrower’s shoulder
  • Pain in the tendons and muscles that move the shoulder joint
  • Swelling in the fluid-filled sacs that act as a buffer between the ligaments, tendons, and bones.

Elbow

  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Tennis elbow

Knee

  • Partially torn or strained major knee ligaments (LCL/MCL)
  • Jumper’s knee that is caused by jumping frequently (volleyball and basketball players typically have this condition)

Hip

  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction that causes pain in the leg or lower back
  • Pain and inflammation in the hip that is caused by hip and pelvic injuries
  • Iliotibial band tendinitis (ITB Syndrome) typically affecting runners. It is characterized by pain beginning at the outer hip and running down the thigh and knee.
  • Hip pain

Neck and Back

  • Arthritis in the back section of the spine
  • Cervical pain

Ankle and Foot

  • Plantar Fasciitis