The Benefits of Joint Injections

There’s nothing quite like joint pain. When you feel discomfort with every movement you make, it’s tempting to stay on the couch. Your joint pain can keep you from doing things you used to love or missing out on memories with the people closest to you.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. 

At the Osteoporosis and Rheumatology Center of Tampa Bay, specialist Jeffrey Miller, MD, offers joint injections to help you find relief from your joint discomfort. With this targeted treatment, we can help you get back to enjoying your life without joint pain holding you back.

Here’s a quick overview of the joint pain conditions we treat and the way the treatment works. 

Conditions that joint injections can treat

Dr. Miller uses joint injections to treat a broad variety of conditions. Talk to him about this treatment option if you’re living with pain in your:

With joint injections, Dr. Miller can target the joint with medication, alleviating your discomfort. This treatment is effective for inflammatory joint conditions like:

In short, Dr. Miller can treat quite a few different types of joint pain with injections. And that’s good news, since arthritis-related joint pain alone affects around 15 million Americans, causing them severe joint pain. 

If you’re one of them, it’s time to see what joint injections can do for you. To understand how this treatment can bring you relief, let’s look at the injections and what they do in your joint. 

How joint injections work

If Dr. Miller recommends an injection to treat your specific joint pain, he injects the area with medication. Usually, this is a corticosteroid, which alleviates inflammation in the area. By reducing inflammation, this treatment also reduces your joint pain.

If you’re living with osteoarthritis, Dr. Miller may recommend a corticosteroid injection or he may choose hyaluronic acid. This medication lubricates your joint so you can move with less discomfort. 

Dr. Miller offers fluoroscopy injections as a diagnostic tool to ensure he precisely targets the problem area. With fluoroscopy, he injects the area with a contrast dye, and then using an X-ray, he can see your joint in more detail. 

With this information, he can apply steroids and numbing medication exactly where your body needs it.

If you want to learn more about this precise, effective treatment for joint pain, don’t hesitate to contact our team at the Osteoporosis and Rheumatology Center of Tampa Bay. Call our office or fill out our contact form to send a message to Dr. Miller today.

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