Joint injections are often beneficial for arthritis, but all types of degenerative diseases can cause enough pain that can benefit from joint injections. At his orthopedic clinic in Munster, Indiana, Nikhil Pandhi, D.O., M.P.H., offers joint injections to ease your pain and improve your joint function. Call the office or book an appointment online today to determine if joint injections are best for you.
Dr. Pandhi offers joint injections for conditions, such as:
Joint pain can affect your hands, hips, knees, or musculoskeletal system. A joint injection can deliver effective relief to the affected joint.
Once the source of your pain is determined, Dr. Pandhi injects pain-relieving substances to help ease your symptoms.
Depending on the type of condition you have and the level of severity of joint pain, Dr. Pandhi can recommend the best type of injection for your needs.
The first line of treatment for joint pain often uses non-invasive, conservative methods like activity modification or immobilization to allow the joint to heal. As your symptoms improve, you may gradually move to physical therapy to restore your mobility and strength.
However, if your symptoms persist, minimally invasive treatments like joint injections may be beneficial.
Your treatment plan may include joint injections like:
Corticosteroid injections are anti-inflammatory substances that are injected directly into the joint to reduce inflammation and pain. In some cases, you may also receive a local anesthetic.
If you have osteoarthritis, Dr. Pandhi may recommend viscosupplementation. This joint injection contains hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally-occuring substance that is found in your joints where it helps protect your joint as a shock absorber and provides fluid movement.
Dr. Pandhi offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and bone marrow concentrate injections to help improve patients’ healing processes and speed up recovery.
If joint injections aren’t effective solutions for your condition and symptoms, Dr. Pandhi may recommend joint surgery, but only as a last resort.
He is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon who can perform knee, hip, and shoulder replacement. At his practice, he also offers other minimally invasive procedures and joint replacement on an outpatient basis. After a consultation, Dr. Pandhi can discuss your needs.
Call Nikhil Pandhi, D.O., M.P.H., today or book an appointment online to learn more about joint injections.