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Joint Injection Treatment for Knee Pain

We all get the occasional ache or cramp in our knees, but knee pain that interferes with everyday life is a problem you should address right away. At NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine, we help many patients eliminate hard-to-treat knee pain with therapeutic joint injections.

Our knee specialists use hyaluronic acid injections. This treatment for knee pain helps naturally replenish joint fluid and eliminate the pain caused by a lack of joint cartilage. Live-motion X-ray technology shows us exactly where each injection is needed, so you get targeted relief right at the source.

Just like those who undergo Robotic Assisted Knee Surgery, folks who receive injections for knee pain tend to feel little (if any) pain and require little to no recovery time. In fact, many of our patients notice results in just a few weeks. Whether you’re an avid runner or someone who has a physically demanding career, we’re here to help you get back to a pain-free life as quickly as possible! 

What Causes Knee Pain?

A number of things can cause knee pain, such as injuries, overuse, and lifestyle choices. Your pain may be acute, which means it’s new and may have come on suddenly, or it can be chronic pain. Chronic pain is pain that perseveres for an extended period of time, with or without treatment.

Here are some common causes of knee pain:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures or broken bones
  • Misuse, overuse or lack of use
  • Torn cartilage or ligaments
  • Heavy physical activity
  • Sitting in one position for too long
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis or osteoarthritis
  • Inflammatory joint conditions

Some people also develop knee pain as the result of allergies or celiac disease. These health conditions can cause an inflammatory response that triggers pain and swelling in your knees. When these problems go untreated, you may find it difficult to walk, stretch or even move your legs.

Knee injections aren’t always necessary, as pain may resolve over time with lifestyle changes or other pain management solutions. Your doctor may recommend a new exercise routine or reduced work schedule before suggesting knee injections. Before requesting knee injections, feel free to take your time and explore other pain relief options with help from our knowledgeable team.

How Do You Treat Knee Pain With Injections?

Injections help relieve knee pain by directly treating the source of your pain. We offer hyaluronic acid injections at NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine, but some medical providers also treat knee pain with corticosteroids, Botox and platelet-rich plasma.

Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory hormones that help your body break down nutrients. Botox is a popular remedy derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which relaxes or paralyzes your muscles. Platelet-rich plasma refers to filtered blood from your own body that stimulates the natural healing process. All of these substances can help reduce or eliminate knee pain.

When a therapeutic substance is injected into the knee, there are several things that can happen. Some injections lubricate the joints surrounding the knee, making it easier for your body to move comfortably without friction or resistance. Others reduce inflammation, block pain-causing sensory neurons or stimulate collagen production. The type of treatment you need depends on your condition and the severity of your symptoms.

The hyaluronic acid knee treatment we offer is FDA approved and covered by most insurance providers, including Medicare. If you’re unsure whether your insurance company offers knee injection coverage, give us a call. We’ll review your plan and let you know the details before you schedule a pain management appointment. If you don’t have insurance coverage, we can review out-of-pocket costs and help you get the treatment you need.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Therapeutic Knee Injections?

Nobody wants a life filled with pain, stiffness or numbness. Luckily, therapeutic injections can treat these issues and other knee-related problems.

You might be a good candidate for therapeutic knee injections if you have:

  • Inflammatory joint conditions
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic knee pain that does not respond to other treatments

If you have been diagnosed with one or more of these conditions, knee injections may provide the much-needed relief you deserve. Recovery time is minimal, and you can go home shortly after your treatment. Some patients experience minor discomfort after injection therapy, but many experience no side effects whatsoever.  

Depending on your views regarding minimally-invasive medical treatments, knee injections may be something you only consider as a last resort. If you’re unsure whether knee injections are right for you, consider other treatment options first, such as physical therapy or acupuncture therapy. We’ll walk you through your different options so you feel confident about the pain management route you choose.

What Are Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Knee Pain?

Hyaluronic acid injections naturally replenish fluid in the joints surrounding your knees. This improves range of motion, making it easier for you to bend or flex your legs. Our hyaluronic acid injections also create a soft, gel-like layer around your joints, which eliminates problems that stem from a lack of joint cartilage.

At NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine, we often use hyaluronic acid injections for patients with knee pain. These injections can treat chronic pain or acute flare-ups, and they are covered by many popular insurance providers. You can get an injection in your left knee, right knee or both knees depending on the severity of your condition or symptoms.

Results often appear in just a few weeks, and recovery time is minimal. You can return to your regular routine pretty quickly, and no overnight hospital stay is required. Some patients even go back to work the same day they have an injection done.

Your medical team will help you determine when you can resume your everyday activities. We may also advise you to use an ice pack during the healing process, especially if you have swelling or discomfort. Major post-injection issues are rare, but we’ll let you know which signs to watch for as you recover.

Other Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injections

Along with hyaluronic acid injections, we have a number of other diagnostic and therapeutic injections available at NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine. Options include trigger point and joint injections, facet injections, spinal epidural injections, spinal cord stimulator trials and radiofrequency ablation treatment.

We treat numerous conditions with our therapeutic injections, including:

  • Sciatica
  • Neuropathy
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Tension headaches
  • Fibromyalgia

Reach out to our office if you recognize any of these conditions or symptoms. We’re happy to answer any questions you have and can get you scheduled for a consultation if you decide to pursue treatment.

Schedule a Consultation To Relieve Your Knee Pain

People who are suffering with knee pain come to us from all over Monmouth County and Ocean County, including Howell, Lincroft, Brick and Freehold. We have skilled physicians at each of our nine locations, and appointments are available Monday through Friday. Choose from morning, afternoon or evening hours to suit your schedule.

Don’t delay getting the care you need any longer. Life is waiting for you, and we don’t want pain to keep you from making the most of each day. Fill out our contact form or call the office today for a consultation, whether you’re battling knee problems, sciatica, neck pain or another painful condition.

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If you’re looking for a multi-specialty medical group that offers interventional pain management, sports medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture therapy, physical therapy, and orthopedic surgery, look no further than NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine.

We have eight offices and one ambulatory surgery center (ASC) located in and around Monmouth County, NJ and Ocean County, NJ, and we have many patients that visit us from the following towns:

  • Jackson, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Lakewood, NJ
  • Manchester, NJ
  • Aberdeen, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Monroe, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Any many others

Since the beginning, our doctors and staff have been committed to treating patients who suffer from several different types of painful spine, joint, and orthopedic conditions. Furthermore, our goal is not only to reduce pain through physical rehabilitation, therapy, or any of our procedures and treatment options, but to help all of our patients have their functionality and quality of life restored.

Doctors with Superior Medical Knowledge and Compassion

One of the many benefits of choosing NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is that we only use the most innovative and modern treatment options and procedures. Furthermore, every service and treatment option we offer is available at each of our eleven offices. Therefore, you should expect to receive the treatment you need whether you visit our office in Jackson, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Manchester, NJ, Aberdeen, NJ, Rahway, NJ, or Tinton Falls, NJ. Furthermore, when patients come to one of our offices, they are always greeted with smiles and treated with kindness.

Every member of a team is respectful and empathetic, and will go to great lengths to ensure your pain management needs are addressed. Another reason to choose our medical practice is because our team makes it one of their highest priorities to stay at the forefront of medical research so that they’re offering the best care possible. Lastly, our physicians and staff also make certain that patients have the knowledge they need to help them live pain-free lives.

Comprehensive and Customized Care Provided by NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine

While some patients may only require one service and/or treatment option and procedure, others may require customized care plans to help them get back on their feet. After your initial evaluation, your physician will create a custom-tailored treatment plan that they feel will offer you with the pain relief you want. In fact, you should not only expect to be recommended with a treatment plan that will help to reduce and/or eliminate your pain, but one that will aid in increasing your activity level, and reducing the amount of pain medicine you take. In the end, you will be provided with a comprehensive and customized care plan that will greatly improve the quality of your life.

Even though pain is an unavoidable part of life, it doesn’t mean you must suffer from it all throughout your lifetime. To learn more the doctors and staff at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, our pain treatment options and procedures, and our locations in and around Ocean County, NJ, and Monmouth County, NJ, please browse our site. To make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to do so online, or give one of the offices closest to your home in Brick, NJ, Lakewood, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Glassboro, NJ, or another area a call today.