Board-Certified Rheumatologists located in Windcrest, TX
Musculoskeletal injuries and conditions can impede your mobility and often worsen with time if you can’t find an effective treatment. At Rheumatology Solutions in San Antonio, Texas, the skilled team of rheumatologists often recommends musculoskeletal injections of corticosteroids, amniotic fluid, and other substances to help ease inflammation or repair damaged tissue. To find out if you’re a candidate for ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injections, call Rheumatology Solutions, or book an appointment online today.
Musculoskeletal Injection Q & A
What is a musculoskeletal injection?
Musculoskeletal injections are injections that your provider delivers directly into your muscles, ligaments, tendons, or joints where your pain originates. At Rheumatology Solutions, the team uses ultrasound imaging to guide your musculoskeletal injection to the correct area and avoid damaging other nearby structures.
The team at Rheumatology Solutions might offer musculoskeletal injections as part of your treatment plan for soft tissue injuries. They can help:
- Reduce your pain
- Reduce inflammation
- Repair damaged tissue
- Improve your mobility
- Improve your overall quality of life
The team at Rheumatology Solutions prioritizes sterility while using musculoskeletal injections to treat musculoskeletal pain. The treatment is very safe and can be highly beneficial in helping you overcome the pain and complications of various injuries and conditions.
What can musculoskeletal injections treat?
Musculoskeletal injections can treat inflammatory conditions and injuries, causing pain and inflammation in your muscles, ligaments, and tendons. While planning your treatment, the team at Rheumatology Solutions considers your condition, its symptoms and severity, and your medical history. They might add musculoskeletal injections to your treatment plan for:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Carpal tunnel
- Myofascial trigger points
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Many of these injuries come from long-term overuse or repetitive movements related to your occupation or sport. The team often recommends musculoskeletal injections alongside other treatments and therapies for these conditions, including physical therapy, nutrition, and various medications to take at home.
Which medications are available as musculoskeletal injections?
Rheumatology Solutions offers several types of medications in the form of musculoskeletal injections. Depending on your condition and personal needs, your treatment might include:
Corticosteroids, like Kenalog, Depo-Medrol, and Zilretta®, are designed to ease inflammation. It might take a few days for you to notice the effects, but they can last for months at a time.
Amniotic fluid injections
Amniotic fluid comes from the amniotic sac, the fluid-filled sac that holds the fetus during pregnancy. It contains a high concentration of growth factors, which can recruit other cells to rebuild and repair cartilage, muscle, and other tissue. The team at Rheumatology Solutions uses Interfyl® for this treatment.
Viscosupplementation is an injection of hyaluronate, a fluid that lubricates your joints and helps reduce knee pain from osteoarthritis. A series of 3-5 viscosupplementation treatments can greatly improve your mobility and restore your ability to walk and exercise comfortably.
For more information about available musculoskeletal injections and the conditions they treat, call Rheumatology Solutions, or book an appointment online today.
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