Joint Injections

What types of Joint Injections do we offer?

The Vanguard team offers the following types of injections:

  • Trigger Point Injections- Normal Saline/Lidocaine
  • Sarapin- Sciatica
  • Cortisone/Steroid
  • B12
  • Lipo B
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • PRP: various joints/soft tissue related
  • Ketorolac/Toradol- for acute inflammatory

What conditions can Joint Injections help?

Joint injections can help with:

  • Chronic pain and inflammation
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Cartilage damage
  • Internal scar tissue

Joint injections can be used on its own or in conjunction with other therapies to address your condition. The Vanguard team provides a step-by-step approach — including joint injections and other therapies — to help you get out of pain and improve your joint and muscle function as quickly as possible.

What are PRP injections?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections contain your own natural blood platelets and can be used to reduce chronic pain and joint dysfunction. After removing a sample of your blood and processing it to extract the platelets, your provider injects the platelets back into your body at the injury site.

Platelets contain wound healing and clotting factors that can speed up your natural healing response. PRP injections also provide additional blood flow and nutrients to injured tissues to relieve pain and inflammation.

What are Hyaluronic Acid injections?

Hyaluronic acid injections are used to treat knee pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA) in patients who have already been treated with pain relievers (e.g., acetaminophen), NSAID’s (e.g. ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin) and other treatments that did not work well.

Hyaluronic acid is similar to a substance that occurs naturally in the joints. It works by acting like a lubricant and shock absorber in the joints and helps the joints to work properly. This helps to prevent invasive procedures for up to 6 months or more.

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