Joint Injections

Joint Injections

Joint Injections services offered in Plano, TX

If you experience chronic joint pain due to osteoarthritis or another underlying medical issue, consider joint injections. At KAMcare Health and Wellness, internal medicine and primary care provider Kate Heyde, FNP-C, provides several types of joint injections, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and hyaluronic acid injections. To make an appointment, call the office in Plano, Texas, or book online today.

Joint Injections Q & A

What are joint injections?

Joint injections use natural growth factors (like platelets) or prescription medication to relieve joint pain and inflammation.

If you have arthritis or another medical condition that causes achy joints, joint stiffness, or other mobility issues, contact KAMcare Health and Wellness immediately. Early intervention and treatment can encourage your body’s natural healing process and help you feel better.

What types of issues can benefit from joint injections?

KAMcare Health and Wellness uses joint injections to treat a wide range of medical issues, including:

  • Gout
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

You might also benefit from joint injections if you play sports and experience a wear-and-tear injury like tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow.

What are the types of joint injections?

KAMcare Heath and Wellness offers several types of joint injections, including:

Platelet-rich plasma  (PRP) injections

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that starts with your provider drawing a sample of blood. They put your blood in a centrifuge –– a machine that spins around –– and separate your platelets (growth factors) from the rest of your blood. 

Your provider puts the platelet-rich solution into a syringe and injects it into a stiff or swollen joint. When the PRP enters your body, it increases circulation to the area, encouraging the production of new joint cells and tissue.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) injections

Hyaluronic acid injections are a minimally invasive treatment for osteoarthritis. They contain HA, a natural substance that promotes the growth and development of cartilage. Injecting a diseased joint with HA reduces inflammation, encouraging your mobility and range of motion.

Major joint (corticosteroid) injections

If you experience chronic joint pain due to an autoimmune disease, like rheumatoid arthritis, KAMcare Health and Wellness might recommend corticosteroid injections. These medications suppress your immune system and provide relief for between six weeks and six months.

Are joint injections safe?

Joint injections are safe and usually well-tolerated. After treatment, you might experience redness or bruise at the injection site, but these symptoms should subside quickly. If they persist or worsen, contact your provider right away.

To explore the benefits of joint injections, make an appointment at KAMcare Health and Wellness by calling the office or booking online today.