Joint Injections Specialist

Nova Interventional Pain Management

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Anesthesiologists located in Edgewood, MD & Bel Air, MD

If you regularly experience joint pain but want to avoid invasive treatment options like orthopedic surgery, consider joint injections. Joint injections are safe, effective, and can provide significant relief for weeks or even months at a time. At Nova Interventional Pain Management, with three convenient locations in Edgewood, Bel Air, and Rosedale, Maryland, interventional pain management specialist Faisal Sayeed, MD, and the team, provide several types of joint injections on-site, including sacroiliac (SI) joint injections, corticosteroid injections, and hyaluronic acid injections. To schedule an appointment, call the nearest office to speak with a friendly staff member today.

Joint Injections Q & A

What are joint injections?

Joint injections are minimally invasive, non-surgical treatments used to relieve joint pain that won’t respond to physical therapy or medication. They contain substances like corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid to limit pain, ease inflammation, and restore your joint’s range of motion.

Joint injections can be administered to nearly every joint in your body, including the knees, hips, shoulders, wrists, and ankles. Treatment is quick and effective, providing near-instant relief. 

What are the types of joint injections?

The team at Nova Interventional Pain Management offers several types of joint injections, including:

Sacroiliac joint injections 

Your sacroiliac, or SI joints, connect your pelvis to your lower spine. Sacroiliac joint injections contain a mixture of anesthetic and corticosteroid. Your provider injects the solution into your sacroiliac joints during an outpatient procedure. Once the medication enters your body, it goes to work relieving lower back pain caused by sacroiliac joint dysfunction, arthritis, or injury. 

Corticosteroid injections

Corticosteroid injections can relieve pain or inflammation in a specific part of your body. They contain a mixture of anesthetic and corticosteroid medication. The team at Nova Interventional Pain Management can inject corticosteroids into almost any joint, including your ankles, elbows, hips, knees, or shoulders. 

Hyaluronic acid injections

If you regularly experience knee pain, the team might recommend hyaluronic acid (HA) injections. Hyaluronic acid is a substance found in the body, it hydrates your skin and lubricates your joints. When injected into your knees, hyaluronic acid improves their range of motion. It prevents your bones from rubbing, limiting pain and stiffness.

Are joint injections safe?

Joint injections are safe and usually well-tolerated. Following your appointment, it’s normal to experience some mild bruising and sensitivity at the injection sites. Any discomfort or swelling should subside in 24-48 hours.

Follow the team’s recovery instructions carefully and don’t rush back into physical activity until you receive the go-ahead from your provider.

What type of joint injections will I benefit from?

To determine the type of joint injections that will most benefit you, the team at Nova Interventional Pain Management conducts a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks about your lifestyle and symptoms. After pinpointing the source of your discomfort, they can develop a custom treatment plan to align with your needs.

Don’t wait to schedule an appointment for joint injections at Nova Interventional Pain Management. Call the nearest office to speak with a friendly staff member today.