Orthopedic Injection Therapy is intended to be a means to an end. The goal is to provide the patient with enough pain relief to bridge from inactivity to physical therapy, where orthopedic problems can be better treated with special exercises. Physicians uses Joint injections, Steroid injections, Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), Orthokine Injection, Hyaluronan Injections to relieve pain caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sports injury and more.
A joint injection is a procedure the doctor uses to introduce medication into a joint. The injection is done under sterile conditions using a syringe and needle. The goals of a joint injection are to relieve pain and improve joint function. An injection may be needed if you have redness, pain, swelling, loss of smooth motion, and trouble with walking normal distances.
Steroid injections are a common, nonsurgical treatment for spine, back and neck pain. Steroids, short for corticosteroids, are synthetic drugs that resemble cortisol, an anti-inflammatory hormone that the adrenal gland produces naturally. Steroids work by decreasing inflammation and reducing activity in the immune system, and are used to treat a variety of diseases and conditions, including spinal stenosis and sciatica. Steroid injections are performed to help reduce the inflammation and pain associated with a compressed nerve. Nerves can be compressed by a herniated disc, spinal stenosis or bone spurs.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
A PRP injection is a technique that can be used to treat injured soft tissue. It can be used in combination with a surgical procedure or as a stand alone treatment. Blood is drawn from the patient and a centrifuge is used to thin down the blood, which separates out the platelets. The doctor then injects the platelet rich plasma back into the patient at the site of the injury. This type of treatment is used for chronic or long-term injuries that have not had success with more conservative measures. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection helps in treating rotator cuff tears, knee osteoarthritis, ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tears, lateral epicondylitis, hamstring injuries, and Achilles tendinopathy.
Orthokine injection is most commonly used for the treatment of joint pain due to osteoarthritis. It can also be used for the treatment of tendon or muscle injuries or for chronic tendon or ligament tears that have failed all other forms of therapy. Orthokine is used to enhances the bodies natural defence mechanisms against inflammation to reduce pain and improve function. The Orthokine injection process involves taking the the patients blood and preparing the blood so that the anti-inflammatory proteins and growth factors (the serum of the blood), can be injected into either joints or tendons and other soft tissues. This may lead to a decrease pain and increased function and may have a role in promoting natural healing.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of synovial fluid. It works by acting like a lubricant and shock absorber in the joints and helps the joints to work properly. Hyaluronan injections help to lubricate joints, which gives you temporary pain relief. It is used to treat knee pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA) in patients who have already been treated with pain relievers (e.g., acetaminophen) and other treatments that did not work well.
Ozone Therapy is a natural and effective way to treat diseases and purify the whole body. It uses Ozone, a very active and reactive form of Oxygen to increase the amount of Oxygen in the body and therefore activate cell regeneration. Its powerful oxidizing properties kill bacteria, deactivate viruses and take long lasting toxins away. Ozone restores the body’s ability to produce good energy, improves metabolism, boost the immune system, controls cancer cells at first and second stage of the disease process and improves complications of chemotherapy. With oxygen being such an important attribute to the body’s healing process, Ozone Therapy is found to be useful with a huge number of health conditions. No side effects and no complications.