At Unique Pain Medicine of New York City, we offer a variety of joint injections designed to treat pain, reduce inflammation, and diagnose joint pain conditions. Our treatments helps to restore movement and reduce pain to knees, shoulders, hips, ankles, and other joints in the body. The goal is to stop the pain, restore function, improve range of motion and resume daily activities.
Joint injections are common treatments used to reduce stiffness and pain in joints caused by inflammation and irritation. The most common joints that can benefit from an injection include knees, shoulders,hips and sacro-iliac joints.
Conditions Treated With Joint Injections
- Knee or shoulder osteoarthritis (OA) and degeneration.
- Frozen shoulder or Adhesive capsulitis.
- Sacro-iliac (SI) joint pain.
- Hip osteoarthritis.
- Ankle pain.
- Wrist pain.
If you’re seeking treatment for joint pain in New York City or Brooklyn, please contact us at 929-363-0303 or book your appointment online today.
Typical Benefits of Joint Injections
Joint injections are simple and safe procedures that can potentially help you avoid surgery. Some of the benefits include:
- Near immediate pain relief and return to normal activities.
- Anti-inflammatory properties decrease swelling in the joint.
- No need to take oral medication which can have side effects.
- A great diagnostic tool for identifying the underlying source of the pain.
- Restore range of motion.
- Restore function and allow for more effective Physical Therapy course.
- Avoidance of surgery.
Common Questions Asked By Our Patients
What kind of injection would help shoulder pain and decreased range of motion?
Shoulder pain with decreased range of motion usually means that the patient is suffering from adhesive capsulitis – also know as frozen shoulder. An injection of steroid and local anesthetic into the shoulder joint should provide pain relief and a restoration of function. Once range of motion is restored, physical therapy can be attempted.
How is cortisone injected into hip joint?
We use a live X-ray machine to visualize your hip joint. We use local anesthetic to numb your skin so that procedure is minimally uncomfortable. Once visualized, a small needle is inserted into the hip joint, and a steroid is injected.
Are Joint Injections Covered by Insurance?
Yes, all joint injection procedures are covered by all health insurance plans.
The Joint Injection Procedure
An ultrasound machine or X-ray is used to visualize the affected joint. After proper sterilization, the skin is anesthetized with lidocaine. A small needle is placed into the joint. A steroid and local anesthetic are then injected into the joint to help decrease pain and inflammation of the joint. This simple painless outpatient procedure is extremely effective at providing immediate relief. It takes 5-10 minutes.
Types Of Joint Injections
Our board certified pain management specialist will determine which joint needs to be injected. Typically, joints such as knees, shoulders, hips, ankles and wrists can all be injected to provide rapid pain relief.
What Our Patients Say About Our Services
We Accept Most Insurances:
- 1199 SEIU Funds
- BlueCross BlueShield
- New York State: The Empire Plan
- Consolidated Health Plans
- Fidelis Care
- HIP – Emblem Health
- Meritain Health
- MetroPlus Health Plan
- Oxford Health Plans
- United Healthcare