If you suffer from chronic shoulder pain, the doctors at OC Medical are here to assist you using our proven treatment plan that consists of joint injections. Joint injections are a steroid or medication used to lubricate the joint. The medication inserted into the joint will reduce inflammation and swelling of tissue in the joint space.
Causes of Shoulder Joint Pain
The shoulder is made up of three bones, including the humerus, scapular, and clavicle. This grouping of muscles and tendons keeps your arm bone in the proper position. Shoulder problems can be caused by a variety of conditions, including inflammation, tendon tears, arthritis, instability, and fractures. Once we determine the root cause of your shoulder joint pain, our doctors will create a customized treatment plan.
How Joint Injections Work
Joint injections are a relatively simple and pain-free procedure. The procedure begins by inserting a needle directly into the affected area and pushing medication into the joint. In most cases, the patient will feel relief from the pain within a few hours. While there is mild discomfort that occurs when the needle is inserted into the skin and deeper tissue, we use a local anesthetic to numb the skin to reduce discomfort during the injection. Following your joint injections, we recommend icing the treated area to combat inflammation and soreness.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
At OC Medical, we can help you to restore your body by identifying the root cause of your problem. Our certified team of professionals provide treatments to help patients understand how to adopt a healthy lifestyle that will help them to feel better, and allow their bodies to function to their greatest potential. If you would like to schedule an appointment for joint injections, contact our team today at (801) 337-1657.