The ultrasound-guided injection is a small interventional procedure that involves injecting a steroid into an appropriate area using an ultrasound to guide the needle. Joint pain can be debilitating, whether it’s caused by an accident or an illness. In order to properly treat joint pain, many doctors will recommend a medication that is injected directly into the joint. In many cases, the area within the joint that is causing pain and discomfort can be as little as 2-3mm wide, making it a very difficult target.
In order to deliver the medication to the correct location within the joint, the doctors at the Georgetown Clinics are trained in ultrasound-guided injection or us guided injection. The primary goal in therapeutic ultrasound is to reduce inflammation and introduce anti-inflammatory medications directly into the joint to provide long-term relief. Ultrasound is used to guide the needle, to provide relief without causing nerve damage or injury.
When joints suffer injury, illness, or stress due to constant use, the result is often not only chronic joint pain, but also recurring pain in the extremities and reduced mobility. Joint injections serve two purposes: diagnosing and treating the pain. Injected into the affected joint, numbing agents can confirm whether or not inflammation in the joint is the source of the problem. Ultrasound Therapy, through guided injection, is effective in a number of medical situations:
Of course, whether or not you will receive ultrasound-guided injection is dependent entirely upon your treatment plan.
*Results may vary
We proudly provide ultrasound-guided injection service throughout the following Georgia communities:
To schedule an appointment, kindly fill out our online contact form or call 404-255-0666 to see if you qualify for an ultrasound-guided injection. We will be happy to assist you all the way.