Are you tired of shoulder pain ? knee pain ? hip pain ? elbow pain ?
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Peripheral joints pain is one of the most common complaints. The first step to treat any joint pain is to diagnose it correctly, as pain can be caused by mechanical & sports injury, osteoarthrtitis, autoimmune inflammatory conditions, cancers, muscle spasm, infections and possibly referred pain from other locations. Symptoms vary significantly depending on what is causing the pain. Early diagnosis is essential to avoid long term complications.
Each joint is different but there are common characteristics. Joints are where bones articulate with each other. They are surrounded by a capsule that holds the joint in place and is filled with fluid to facilitate movement.
Fibrous ligaments connect bones tightly to avoid joint instability. To ensure smooth movement without friction; articulating bony surfaces are covered with cartilage. There are also numerous fluid-filled sacs called bursae to achieve even smoother gliding movement of the tendons.
There are also muscle tendons that surround the joint. Sprain or inflammation or damage to any of these structures can lead to pain. Inflammation of the tendon is tendonitis, inflammation of the capsule is capsulitis, inflammation of the bursae is bursitis.
Wear & tear of cartilage surface is called arthritis. Effusion is swelling of the joint. Establishing the correct diagnosis is essential.
Peripheral Joints Treatment
Ultrasound-guided targeted delivery of corticosteroids relieves inflammation and swelling, which reduces pain.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Injecting a concentration of your own platelets can accelerate healing of damaged joint and reducing inflammation.
Injecting hyaluronic acid into the joint. Thick fluid that works a lubricant and shock absorber in your joint.
Permanently destroy (ablate) the nerve transmitting pain signals from area of inflammation around the joint.
Ultrasound-guided, high-pressure injection of saline into the area of the entrapped nerve to release it, which leads to pain relief.
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Reserved for patients who failed other treatments or patients who are not surgical candidates or failed surgery
The knee joins the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia). Two C-shaped pieces of cartilage called the medial and lateral menisci act as shock absorbers. The patella is a small bone located in front of the knee to facilitate movement. Multiple ligaments hold the joint tightly. Numerous bursae (fluid-filled sacs), help the knee move without friction. Pain can be caused by any damage to the previous structures, such as arthritis, patellar tendonitis, bursitis, meniscal injury, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Patellofemoral Syndrome, Baker Cyst and ligament strain.
We always start with conservative course of physical therapy. If conservative therapy fails, we would consider corticosteroid injection for inflammation suppression or Visco-supplementation to increase mobility of the joint. If previous measures treatments fail, you may be candidate for PRP injection which have the potential to repair damaged tissue. We can also perform Genicular Nerve Block and Genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation. Genicular nerve carries the pain signals, blocking or ablating this nerve is often a susccefully treatment that can help you avoid surgery. Lastly, Infrapatellar Saphenous Nerve Stimulation to block the transmission of pain signals. Our pain specialists will guide you to choose which treatment. We can help you avoid surgery.
The shoulder Joint is formed by articulation of the arm bone (Humerus) and shoulder blade bone (Scapula), surrounded by the joint capsule. Rotator cuff muscles surround the joint to facilitate movement. Numerous bursae (fluid-filled sacs), help the shoulder move without friction. Pain can be induced by any damage in the previous structures, such as arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injury, impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder, sprain and tendonitis.
Once again, we always start with conservative course of physical therapy. If conservative therapy fails, we would consider corticosteroid injection for inflammation suppression. If previous measures treatments fail, you may be candidate for PRP injection which have the potential to repair damaged tissue. Suprascapular nerve carries pain signals from the shoulder. We can also perform Suprascapular nerve block or ablation to silence your shoulder pain. Lastly Suprascapular Nerve Stimulation to block the transmission of pain signals. Our pain specialists will guide you to choose which treatment. We can help you avoid surgery.
If you have failed conservative therapy, we typically recommend hip joint hydro-dissection combined with corticosteroids to break joint adhesions and decrease inflammation. PRP injection is also a reasonable option for patients with mild to moderate arthritis. We can also offer Obturator and Femoral Nerve block and ablation as pain can signals from the hip joint are transmitted by these nerves. Lastly Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation has been used successfully to treat intractable hip pain. You should try these treatments before you consider surgery.
Elbow joint is treated with similar modalities such as physical therapy, steroid injections, PRP. One important difference is that elbow pain often occurs due to nerve entrapments. You need an experienced physician who can perform EMG and Nerve Conduction test to diagnose your condition correctly. We are proud to offer all these treatments CURA Medical.
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