Joint Injection Specialist

Primary Medicine of Sherman

Primary Care Physician & Addiction Medicine located in Sherman, TX & Plano, TX

If you suffer from constant joint pain, you may be tired of relying on oral medication for all-too-fleeting pain relief. At Primary Medicine of Sherman in Sherman and Plano, Texas, the expert medical care team led by Robert Hernandez, MD, is here to help you feel better for much longer periods, up to months at a time, through joint injections. Click the online scheduler or call the office nearest you for joint pain relief.

Joint Injection Q & A

What are the causes of joint pain?

There are many reasons that joint pain develops, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Bursitis
  • Lupus
  • STDs, such as chlamydia or gonorrhea

There are also many other potential causes of joint pain. No matter why you’re suffering, you need and deserve a solution that eases your pain so you can enjoy life again. That’s why Primary Medicine of Sherman offers joint injections to reduce inflammation and end your suffering. 

Joint injections contain substances like corticosteroids, anesthetics, and hyaluronic acids that reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain for anywhere from weeks to months at a time. 

When do I need joint injections?

One of the worst things about joint pain is that it’s not just pain. It’s often accompanied by major swelling, uncomfortable warmth, stiffness, mobility problems, and other issues. All of these symptoms can disrupt your day-to-day routine. 

If your joint pain is starting to force unwanted changes in your life, or if you’re simply tired of relying on pills for pain relief, you might benefit from joint injections. Every patient is unique, so speak to Dr. Hernandez, Brittany Brown, NP, or Julie Thomison, NP, to find out how joint infections can benefit you. 

How do joint injections work?

Usually, you’ll take a low dose of a sedative to help you relax before the joint injection. Dr. Hernandez or a member of his team may use ultrasound imaging to help guide the injection to the precise area in your joint where it’s needed. 

The injection process generally only takes a few minutes. After your joint injection, you’ll relax for a short period while your care providers monitor you to make sure you don’t have any reactions or issues. 

You can go home shortly afterward. Most patients return to their regular routine almost immediately. 

When will I notice results after a joint injection?

You may experience a short-lived increase in inflammation around your joint immediately after the injection. But, this goes away within 48 hours, at which point you’ll typically enjoy significant pain relief. 

How often can I get joint injections?

In general, you should wait at least six weeks between each joint injection. There’s usually a limit of three or four joint injections annually. But, because relief typically lasts for months, the yearly limit isn’t usually an issue.

To find out more about how joint injections can help you, click online scheduling or call the Primary Medicine of Sherman office closest to you now.