3 Types of Knee Injections and How They May Relieve Pain
Your knees are some of the hardest working joints in your body. They constantly bear weight and take stress from everyday activities like walking, climbing stairs, and even standing up. Sometimes, all that wear and tear may lead to pain and other problems such as arthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis. If you’re dealing with these issues, your doctor may recommend knee injections to relieve your pain and improve your knee function. But what are knee injections, and how do they help?
Types of Knee Injections
When considering knee injections, it’s important to understand the different types that are available. Each type has its own purpose, and your doctor will choose the one that’s right for you based on your individual needs. Some of the most common types of knee injections include:
1. Cortisone Injections
Cortisone shots consist of a synthetic form of the hormone cortisol, which is produced naturally by your body. Cortisone injections are used to help reduce inflammation and pain. If you are experiencing arthritis in your knee, a cortisone injection may be an effective way to ease your symptoms and improve your overall function.
These shots are usually given in a doctor’s office or clinic, and the effects can last for several months. However, cortisone injections can typically only be given a few times per year.
2. The Visco-6 Series
During viscosupplementation, a gel-like substance called hyaluronic acid is injected into your knee joint. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally found in your body and acts as a lubricant and shock absorber for your joints.
However, levels of this substance can decrease with age or due to joint damage. Viscosupplementation can help replenish your hyaluronic levels and ease your symptoms. Furthermore, those with osteoarthritis of the knee may especially benefit from this type of injection.
Rejuvinix is proud to offer the Visco-6 Series for knee pain. This 6-step, non-surgical treatment series uses viscosupplementation and other cutting-edge therapies to help you find long-lasting joint relief. The Visco-6 series includes:
Step One: Biomechanical Assessment
By providing you with in-depth analysis, we can develop a personalized treatment plan that’s right for you. Through our advanced medical imaging, we will take a closer look at the specific areas that are causing you pain.
Step Two: Improve the internal Joint Environment
Once your biomechanical assessment is complete, a viscosupplementation injection will be given to the affected joint. Our advanced technology will deliver pinpoint accuracy for maximum results.
Step Three: Alter-G Treatment
After your initial injection, you may be given a series of Alter-G treatments. This unique therapy uses anti-gravity NASA technology to take pressure off your joints and rehabilitate the affected area.
Step Four: Bracing Systems
Our custom bracing systems are designed to further support your joints and help you find relief. By realigning, stabilizing, and facilitating an improved range of motion within the joint, our braces may help you recover more quickly.
Step Five: Optimize Your Wellness With Rejuvinix@Home
In addition to our in-office treatments, we also offer Rejuvinix@Home to help optimize your wellness. Whether you are at home or on the go, Rejuvinix@Home offers you the tools and technology to prolong your overall joint health.
Step Six: Detailed Follow-ups
After completing the Visco-6 Series, we will provide you with detailed follow-ups. We recognize that everyone’s needs are different, and we will work with you to develop a long-term plan that’s right for you.
3. Toradol Injections
Toradol is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that can be given as an injection to help relieve pain. Toradol injections work by reducing inflammation and pain-causing hormones in your body.
Because Toradol is an NSAID, it is often used in favor of cortisone injections, as they tend to carry a lower risk of side effects. Toradol injections are often used for pain management after surgery. They may also treat acute pain caused by knee osteoarthritis and other arthritic conditions.
While knee injections may be an effective way to treat pain and improve knee function, they are not suitable for everyone. If you’re considering knee injections, it’s important to talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits. They can help you determine if this treatment is right for you.
Knee Injections at Rejuvinix
Knee injections are just one of the many treatment options available at Rejuvinix. If you’re experiencing pain in the knees or any other joint problems, our team may be able to help. Rejuvinix is dedicated to offering innovative non-surgical joint therapy tailored to your individual needs. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation and be on your way to pain-free living.