When joint or tendon pain persists after conservative treatments, such as physical therapy, look to Steindler Orthopedic Clinic for another nonsurgical option to ease your symptoms: ultrasound-guided injections.
What are Ultrasound-Guided Injections?
With ultrasound-guided injections, your doctor uses ultrasound imaging technology to precisely deliver medication while avoiding nearby nerves and blood vessels. That means you’ll receive safe, effective, accurate treatment with less discomfort.
In most cases, you’ll experience long-term symptom relief with just one injection.
Expertise & Experience
Trust sports medicine specialist Dr. Daniel L. Jones to perform your treatment with expertise and precision. Dr. Jones holds advanced training in using ultrasound as a tool to help diagnose and treat a wide range of joint and tendon conditions.
Conditions That Benefit
Your doctor may recommend an injection of an anti-inflammatory medicine if you experience pain and impaired mobility due to:
- Arthritis or other conditions that affect the joints of your shoulder, wrists, hands, hip, knee, foot or ankle
- Plantar fasciitis
- Caudal epidural steroid injections
- Tendinitis (painful, inflamed tendons), which can occur all over the body
- Tendinopathy (thickened or broken-down tendons), including Achilles tendinopathy, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, jumper’s knee and gluteal tendinopathy
What to Expect
Your Steindler Orthopedic Clinic appointment will begin with a thorough evaluation of your affected area, typically including an in-office ultrasound examination.
Depending on your condition, you may be able to receive an injection during your initial visit. Occasionally, the first visit is dedicated solely to determining the source of your symptoms, and you’ll get the injection during a second appointment.
In most cases, before your injection, you’ll receive a numbing medication to help prevent pain. Most people report mild discomfort, similar to a flu shot, during the injection. Plan on about 30 minutes for your evaluation and treatment.
You can expect to experience symptom relief within two to three days of your injection.
With standard ultrasound-guided injections, you probably won’t need to take any time off work, unless you perform manual labor. If you’re receiving a percutaneous needle tenotomy (PNT)—a special type of ultrasound-guided procedure for certain tendon conditions—you may need a few days to rest and recover before returning to work. For the best outcome, follow your doctor’s instructions.