Knee Injections West Chester, PA
One of the most common treatment options used to manage osteoarthritis is knee injections; West Chester, PA residents (and residents of surrounding communities) can receive knee injections at Premier Osteoarthritis Centers of Pennsylvania. As osteoarthritis breaks down cartilage, pain, joint damage, and bone damage result. Knee injections may be an effective way to manage pain that doesn’t require patients to take over-the-counter medications and/or prescription pain medications. Given the number of interactions that medications can cause, risk of dependency, and the long-term organ damage that some pain medications can trigger, knee injections may serve as an effective, site-specific, low-risk way of managing the pain that often accompanies osteoarthritis.
Knee Injections – What You Need to Know
Not all knee injections are created equal. There are a variety of options available to patients struggling with pain and inflammation as a result of their arthritic conditions. Depending on the kind of injection that is right for you, you could experience months of relief from pain and inflammation in your affected knee(s). Most of the time, injections are given in our offices, as the procedures are low-risk and only take a few minutes to administer. Although you may experience some discomfort during the shot, it should be temporary. Know that we’ll almost certainly use an ultrasound to precisely place the injection site to better ensure the best possible results from the treatment. Depending on your unique circumstances, we may also need to remove fluid from your knee to relieve pressure in an effort to make the injection treatment as effective as possible.
Recovery from knee injections is usually quite straightforward. We may advise you to “take it easy” for 24 hours, which means no strenuous activity, swimming, hot tubs, etc. during this time. You may be advised that taking a recommended dose of over the counter pain medication will help you to manage any injection-related discomfort. Should you experience significant swelling, discoloration, redness, or other signs of an allergic reaction, you’ll want to seek medical attention promptly.
Assistance Is Available
If you are interested in exploring West Chester, PA knee injections as a way to manage your osteoarthritis pain, please connect with our experienced team today to learn more. Knee injections aren’t the best treatment option for everyone. However, if your medical challenges make you an excellent candidate for this type of pain management, your future self may thank you profoundly for taking the time and effort to research this option. Let our knowledgeable team know that you’re interested in learning about West Chester, PA knee injections today so that we may assess your situation objectively and advise you of your patient-specific options accordingly; we look forward to speaking with you.