Joint Injections Specialist

Alazar Medical Group

Internists & Medical Spa located in Cleburne, TX

If you’re struggling to walk or to get enough exercise because of painful joints, the caring team at Alazar Medical Group located in Cleburne, Texas, can help. Maurice Alazar, MD, provides joint injection therapy, which can end debilitating joint pain and restore your ability to walk and participate in the activities you enjoy. For effective joint injections performed by a provider with extensive training and experience, call the office today, or make an appointment online.

Joint Injections Q & A

What are joint injections?

Joint injections are a non-surgical treatment that can relieve pain in your joints. Joint injections can reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and provide lubrication of joint structures. This results in fast, effective pain relief for several types of joint conditions.

Am I a candidate for joint injections?

If you suffer from chronic pain or swelling in your joints due to arthritis, injuries, or degenerative joint disease, you may be a candidate for joint injection therapy. Specific conditions that can be addressed with joint injections include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Bursitis

Joint injections can be used to treat pain in virtually any joint in your body, including your:

  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Spine
  • Wrists 
  • Ankles
  • Elbows
  • Shoulders
  • Fingers and toes

Typically, the experts at Alazar Medical Group recommend joint injections in combination with other therapies, such as rest, ice, and elevation, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy or exercise, or splints or braces.

How do joint injections work?

The skilled team at Alazar Medical Group offer two types of joint injections: 

Corticosteroid injections

Corticosteroid medications are a synthetic form of the natural hormone cortisol. When injected directly into your joints, corticosteroids have powerful anti-inflammatory effects, so they deliver fast pain relief. 

Hyaluronic injections

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that’s naturally present in the fluid within your joint capsules. Hyaluronic injections use a synthetic version of this substance to add cushioning to damaged joints. The added joint fluid helps your joints move more smoothly and prevents bone from hitting bone, resulting in reduced joint pain.

Are joint injections painful?

The experienced providers at Alazar Medical Group perform quick, safe, and effective joint injection treatments right in the clinic. Most of the medication used in joint injections contain a numbing agent to keep you comfortable during your procedure, but you may experience some pinching during your treatment. 

Most of the time, you can resume your daily activities right after your appointment; however, your provider may recommend that you avoid some types of exercise for a short time. Some patients may experience soreness or bruising around the injection site, but these usually subside quickly.

If you’ve tried other treatments for chronic joint pain without success, joint injections may be the solution you’ve been seeking. To learn more about joint injection therapy at Alazar Medical Group, call the clinic office today, or make an appointment online.