Generations Family Practice
Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Cary, NC
Swollen, stiff, or sore joints can make everyday tasks feel uncomfortable. At Generations Family Practice in Cary, North Carolina, the exceptional family medicine team offers an array of joint injections to reduce inflammation and pain. Call the office to determine if joint injections are right for you, or schedule an appointment online today.
Joint Injections Q&A
What are joint injections?
Joint injections contain substances that reduce joint problems in a variety of ways. The injections can increase joint lubrication, reduce swelling, alleviate discomfort, and more. Joint injections are a noninvasive solution for many joint problems and are often a first choice for pain reduction.
What are the benefits of joint injections?
Some of the many benefits you can expect by choosing joint injections at Generations Family Practice include:
- Less joint pain
- Reduced stiffness
- Increased range of motion
- Less swelling
- Improved joint lubrication
- Easier mobility
- Low risk of future joint damage
Diminished joint pain often makes it easier for you to stay active, which in turn, reduces your risk of weight issues, diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions.
Are joint injections right for me?
After discussing your symptoms and medical history, Generations Family Practice providers let you know if you’re a candidate for joint injections. They complete a physical exam to assess joint structure and function and often recommend undergoing blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures.
You may need joint injections if you have age-related wear-and-tear of your joints, arthritis, gout, or an injury that results from playing sports, being in a car accident, falling down, or experiencing a work-related accident.
The Generations Family Practice team personalizes each treatment to maximize joint health and give you the best outcome.
What are the types of joint injections?
Some of the types of joint injections available at Generations Family Practice include:
Hyaluronic acid injections
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance produced by your body. Hyaluronic acid injections can increase joint lubrication, reduce pain, and improve your mobility.
Injecting steroids combined with an anesthetic can reduce inflammation and other symptoms of arthritis flare-ups, while reducing joint discomfort.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
PRP contains growth factors sourced from your own blood that stimulate your body’s natural ability to generate new cells, reduce inflammation, and heal. Your provider takes a sample of blood from your arm, purifies PRP in a centrifuge, and injects it into painful or injured joints.
To learn more about joint injections and find out if they’re right for you, call the Generations Family Practice office or schedule an appointment online today.
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