Visco Supplementation Injections
Lubrication joint fluid therapy, also called visco-supplementation, is a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical therapy for knee and shoulder osteoarthritis (OA). This therapy can help relieve pain, improve mobility, and get you back to your normal activities. Visco supplementation therapy contains highly purified sodium hyaluronate, also known as hyaluronan or hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronan is a natural substance found in joint cartilage and in the fluid that fills the joints, synovial fluid. Hyaluronan acts like a lubricant and shock absorber in a healthy joint.
This therapy is typically given in a series of 3 injections. More injections may be needed depending on your results. Please notify us if you have any allergy to eggs, chicken or feathers before receiving this therapy.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections are a specific type of local injection that your Physician can use to treat local areas of muscle pain and spasms. Trigger point injections can help break the cycle of pain in your back and neck and help restore normal muscle function and motion. We use Lidocaine, a similar drug to the dental Novocaine to treat trigger points.
Bursas are gel-filled sacs that muscles and tendons glide over bones. When bursae get swollen, they can cause joint pain. A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID) can be injected into your bursa and help with reduction of inflammation and alleviate pain. Ligament and tendon injections are utilized when your surrounding tissue is painful, inflammation and reduce pain and restore function to the involved area.
All of these injections are able to be billed to most insurances. We are in network with Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna and United Healthcare. Please give our office to learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kelly or the nurse practitioner, Tara McMillan.
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