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Joint Injections

Joint Injections Services Offered In Live Oak, Stone Oak And Southside, San Antonio, Schertz And New Braunfels, Tx

If you are struggling with joint pain, joint injections offer a minimally invasive option for pain relief without the need for surgery. With a premier psychiatry clinic in Castle Hills and additional adult primary care locations in the Stone Oak, Southside, and North Star neighborhoods of San Antonio, New Braunfels, Schertz, and Live Oak, Texas, Derin Patel, MD, and the team at Hillside Primary Care provide joint injections for patients. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

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What Are Joint Injections Used For?

Joint injections are the injection of different medications used to temporarily treat joint pain in the knee, hip, and shoulder.

Your Hillside Primary Care provider may recommend injections to treat inflammatory joint conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, tendonitis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, or stress from poor mechanics or injury.

Joint injections can also help determine the cause of your pain. For instance, if your provider injects an anesthetic solution into your hip joint, and you experience pain relief in your leg, this may indicate that the hip is the source of pain.

Are There Different Types Of Joint Injections?

There are various types of joint injections:

Corticosteroid injections : This type uses a combination of steroid medication and an anesthetic to reduce to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation.

Platelet-rich plasma injections : Platelet-rich plasma injections, or PRP injections, use your blood to encourage your body’s natural healing process of tissues within the joints and cartilage. PRP injections provide additional benefits because they are steroid-free and contain natural substances, like blood platelets, to help reduce inflammation.

Hyaluronic acid injections : This injection is usually used in the knee when corticosteroid injections don’t relieve pain. Hyaluronic acid is similar to naturally occurring substances in the body that lubricates your joints. By injecting hyaluronic acid into the knee, providers aim to create more lubrication in your joint, helping it to function correctly.

What Happens During Joint Injections?

Managing diabetes is a partnership between you and the team at Hillside Primary Care. After diagnosing your condition, your provider may recommend the following:

  • Monitoring your blood sugar
  • Changing your diet
  • Exercising more frequently
  • Taking insulin
  • Practicing foot care
  • Taking supplements

Your diabetes management plan may change if your symptoms subside or progress. Frequent check-ins with the team are essential to prevent complications.

Call Hillside Primary Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about diabetes evaluation and management.

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