Benefits of Joint Injections

Inflammation is one of your body’s first reactions to injury. When trauma occurs, blood flow to the area increases to help your immune system reach and repair the injured tissue. This induces inflammation and its associated symptoms, including pain, swelling, redness, and heat. In most cases, this is a good thing – the inflammation helpsRead More

Cortisone Shot in Hip

Cortisone injections into the hip joint can alleviate pain by decreasing inflammation and providing long-term pain relief. The hip joint is susceptible to arthritis, mechanical stress, and injury that can cause pain in the hip, buttock, leg, and low back.   There are two main functions of the hip injection. These include: diagnosis pain reliefRead More

Fight Pain with Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation RFA)  is a minimally invasive procedure used to destroy abnormal or damaged tissue. The abnormal tissue is destroyed using heat (radiofrequency), extreme cold (cryoablation), chemical or laser. Radiofrequency-ablation uses heat to damage the nerves that send pain signals to the brain. This results in 6 – 12 months of pain relief. In someRead More

A2M Research Continues – Alpha 2 Macroglobulin for Orthopedic Treatment

For many years, corticosteroid injections were a mainstay for osteoarthritis pain treatment. However, a recent study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that corticosteroid injections sped up cartilage loss in the knee joint. For many, this low-cost and effective pain treatment is no longer an option because research now indicates corticosteroidsRead More