When your knees hurt, it can feel like life stops. A simple flight of stairs becomes a daunting task.
If you think knee replacement surgery is your only option – think again.
Whether your knee pain stems from an injury, overuse or arthritis, knee injections can provide relief without invasive surgery. Below we’ll cover everything you need to know about knee injections.
What are Knee Injections?
At Pain Stop North Phoenix, we offer two types of joint injections to address specific symptoms and effectively treat the cause of our patients’ knee pain. The first type of knee injection is steroidal, which reduces inflammation, swelling, and pain. We also offer a type of injection called viscosupplementation, or gel injections. These contain a substance called hyaluronic acid, which adds to the quantities that already naturally occur in the body. This additional hyaluronic acid acts as a lubricant to absorb shock and cushion the knee, giving the patient relief from their knee pain in addition to protecting the joint.
What is the procedure like?
Knee injections only take a couple of minutes to complete. A numbing cream is administered to the knee area to make the injection more comfortable. If you’re concerned about the pain, don’t worry! The injections are over quickly. It’s best to relax and take slow, deep breaths during the procedure.
What can I expect from knee pain injections?
Relief from the knee injection can last up to six months. At Pain Stop North Phoenix, we don’t just treat knee pain with injections; we offer a four-step customizable plan that includes precise imaging, rehabilitation and knee bracing along that works in synergy with the injection.
Will my insurance cover my knee pain injection treatment?
We work with many major insurance carriers such as Cigna, United Healthcare and Aetna. We also offer options for high deductibles and high copay plans.
You deserve freedom from your knee pain. At Pain Stop North Phoenix, we don’t quit until your pain is gone. We focus on finding responsible pain management therapies, emphasizing the benefits of non-surgical and minimally invasive solutions. To learn more about our knee injections, contact us to schedule your FREE consultation!