Joint, Bursa, Tendon & Ligament Injections

Joint, Bursa, Tendon, & Ligament Injections in Scottsdale

Learn More About Holistic Pain Management Techniques that Work

Corticosteroid injections relieve pain that is caused by swelling and inflammation. They are highly useful in treating joint, bursa, tendon, and ligament injuries. These areas can be difficult to treat without proper pain management, but our interventional pain doctors are experts in their field and recommend these injections for shoulder, acromioclavicular, elbow, hand, foot, hip, sacroiliac, knee, foot, and ankle pain.
Inflammatory conditions often respond well to corticosteroid injections, including bursitis, arthritis, tendonitis, tennis or golfer’s elbow, plantar fasciitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. During your procedure, you will lie down on a table. The injection area is cleaned, and then numbing medicine is applied to the injection site. Next, a needle penetrates the bursa, joint, tendon, or ligament. The entire procedure typically takes no more than 15 minutes.

What Are Bursas, Joints, Tendons, & Ligaments?

A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that cushions the bones, tendons, and joints, and a swollen bursa is called bursitis. During your bursa injection, your doctor will inject the corticosteroid and numbing medication into the bursa.
Joints are the area where two bones meet. Joint problems such as arthritis are a common cause of inflammation and pain. During your injection appointment, your provider will place a fluoroscopy-guided needle into the joint to pinpoint the precise location of your pain. Next, excess joint fluid is removed using a syringe attached to the needle, and a small among of corticosteroid and numbing medication is injected into the joint.
The tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect muscle to bone are known as tendons. Tendonitis occurs when these areas become sore or inflamed. During your injection appointment, your provider will put a needle adjacent to the tendon to inject a combination of numbing medicine and corticosteroids.
Ligaments are bands of tissue that connect bones. Common areas of ligament tears include the knees, ankles, or elbows. Similar to tendon injections, the needle does not go directly into the ligament but to the area right around the inflamed ligament.

Learn About Minimally Invasive Pain Management Techniques

Our pain management doctors have studied modern techniques extensively and are able to help diminish or eliminate your pain without the need to refer you to a surgeon for invasive and perhaps unsuccessful surgical treatment that take a long time to heal. When you come to Orion Pain, you can rest assured that we are thorough diagnosticians who are highly capable, with a compassionate bedside manner.

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