Joint Injections in Los Angeles
Joint Injections are non-surgical procedures used to treat connective tissue injuries that have not healed with other conventional methods.
Joint injections are non-surgical procedures used to treat connective tissue injuries that have not healed with other conventional methods. Our joint injections promote a healing response in small tears and weakened tissue, with the goal of alleviating pain and improving function. This type of treatment is recommended for those suffering from osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease. While many medical treatments may provide only temporary benefits, this treatment can offer you lasting relief from your pain.
How Can Joint Injections Help?
As joints wear down, the bones will begin to rub against each other. This is known as degenerative joint disease and can cause people to experience joint stiffness and pain. Since most of these injuries occur where there is relatively poor blood supply, most conventional therapies are not helpful. Injecting a natural agent next to the injured area triggers a mild inflammatory response, which causes an increase in blood flow to the area. This response encourages the growth of new ligament or tendon fibers in the surrounding area. By utilizing specific agents, such as exosomes, placenta connective tissue (PCT) or platelet-rich plasma (PRP), we are able to enhance the body’s natural healing mechanisms further. Repeating this treatment over a set amount of time, the body gradually builds up healthy tissue to restore your body’s original strength.
Types of Joint Injections
The medical providers at IHS Medical Group offer several types of joint injections: Trigger point Therapy, Hyaluronic Acid, Exosomes, Human Tissue Products, Prolotherapy, and platelet-rich plasma.
What is prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy works by injecting a highly concentrated glucose solution at the tendon and ligament attachment site. The resulting inflammation will naturally stimulate the body to begin the healing process.
What is hylauronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid helps supplement the viscous properties of the fluid in your knee joint. It is approved for treatment of pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee in patients who do not get adequate relief from simple painkillers like acetaminophen or from exercise and physical therapy. Hyaluronic acid is a natural chemical found in almost all species and various parts of your body. It is in high amounts particularly in joint tissues and in the fluid that fills the knee joint space (synovial fluid). Our product is made from an extraction and purification of hyaluronic acid from fermentation of bacteria that make hyaluronic acid identical in chemical composition to human hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is given to patients who do not get enough relief from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or from simple pain medications, such as acetaminophen, or from exercise and physical therapy.
What is platelet-rich plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) works by injecting a biological concentrate of your own platelets, called a tissue graft, into the damaged area using ultrasound-guided injection technology. The graft is embedded into your damaged or diseased tissue to stimulate recovery.
What is trigger point therapy?
What are exosomes?
Exosomes are nano-sized extracellular vesicles that play a primary role in cell-to-cell communication. They have the power to transfer information and resources, such as nucleic acids, mRNA, and miRNA, throughout the body and deliver them to other cells. Our exosomes product is engineered from placental-derived mesenchymal stem cells (SMSs) which possess over 200 growth factors. They help with pain management, immune system support, tissue & organ repair, wound healing, and more.
What are mesenchymal stem cells?
Our connective tissue allograft is derived from cryopreserved umbilical cord and Wharton’s jelly. It contains significant amounts of active biologics, ECM, growth factors, and cytokines. The immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects of these functioning
components, plus their tissue regenerative attributes make the use of this product’s
regenerative medicine highly effective and safe.
Conditions we specialize in
Joint injections have been used in pain management and to help with numerous conditions, including:
- Sprains or tears
- Tennis or golfer’s elbow
- Degenerative hip and knee disease
- Chronic tendonitis
- Disc or facet degeneration
- Back and neck pain
- Disc or facet degeneration
- Joint instability
- Acute and chronic sports/motor vehicle injuries
- Degenerative knee cartilage
- Partially torn ligaments, cartilage, or tendons
- Frozen shoulder
- And more…
Benefits of joint injections
Benefits of joint injections include:
- An increase in movement and functional ability
- Improved muscle strength
- Reduced pain levels
- A possible alternative to prescription medication or surgical procedures
To learn more about Joint Injections , call IHS Medical Group or book an appointment online now.
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