Find Real Pain Relief at ARBDA, New Jersey: Advanced Therapeutic Injections
Therapeutic injections seem like miracle workers for relieving pain and inflammation in specific areas of the body. As the leading therapeutic injection center in New Jersey, ARBDA rheumatologists regularly administer these injections which contain numbing medications and/or targeted steroids. By using these medicines in combination with others, it’s possible to target exactly the affected area of your body. It takes just 10 to 15 minutes per injection. And you get back to daily life, uninterrupted.
ARBDA is unique because it also offers patients an advanced diagnostic ultrasound center — technology that gives ARBDA physicians the ability for highly precise placement of medication in harder-to-reach joints in the body, such as the shoulder or hand.
In certain circumstances, fluid may need to be drained (or aspirated) from certain joints. Although fluid is required for proper lubrication of joints, sometimes, fluid must be aspirated from the joint to make more room for the medication.
Aspiration on its own can also be helpful in relieving pressure, pain, and joint inflammation. Very often, joint fluid is analyzed to determine which targeted therapeutic injections should be used for optimal results.
At your next visit, discuss injection therapy options with your ARBDA rheumatologist.
Patients with osteoarthritis frequently experience lower levels of hyaluronic acid naturally present in the synovial fluid. Hyaluronic fluid works as a lubricant in the knee joint to keep the bones from rubbing against each other. However, those with osteoarthritis need an alternative method of receiving the lost lubrication in their joint.
One treatment option for osteoarthritis of the knee is replacing some of the fluid lost over time with a synthetic version of the same fluid. ARBDA physicians prepare therapeutic injections of viscosupplementation agents that contain some lost hyaluronic acid to once again allow bones to move smoothly without grinding. This viscous lubricating medicine may help to relieve pain for 6 to12 months.