Sometimes over-the-counter medicines aren’t enough to treat knee pain. If you’ve suffered from an injury that has caused osteoarthritis (OA) in your knees or chronic pain, reach out to Charlie Piermarini, PA-C, MSPAS, MS, MPH, and the team at Complete Injury and Wellness. Serving patients ages four years and older in Phoenix, Arizona, the experienced providers offer a variety of effective and painless knee injections. If you want to relieve knee pain and decrease inflammation, contact the team today to book an appointment over the phone or schedule online.
OA of the knee is one of the top causes of disability in America today. Although knee injections don’t cure issues with your knees, they do help with your recovery.
There is also a risk in using corticosteroid-based knee injections because corticosteroids can lead to cartilage breakdown or bone thinning when overused.
You should discuss your current state of health, daily activity requirements, and current pain level to understand which injection is best for you.
During a knee injection procedure, your provider conducts a medical exam to determine which knee injection best fits your needs.
You sit on the exam table and your provider cleans your knee and inserts the chosen injection needle into the specific joint area. You may experience slight discomfort, but the procedure only lasts a few minutes.
If you have fluid retention in your knee, your provider may first draw out fluid using a small syringe and needle, which helps relieve pressure on the joint to make the injection more successful.
Reach out today to speak with a provider at Complete Injury & Wellness about knee injections that help with osteoarthritis and painful knee injuries. You can also book an appointment online with our convenient booking tool.