Are you experiencing chronic joint pain that’s making it hard to live an active life Central States Pain Clinic in Iowa can help. Joint injections can reduce chronic pain and inflammation so you can return to your normal lifestyle. Depending on the affected joint and the condition we want to treat, our staff will inject a combination of numbing and anti-inflammatory medicines to relieve pain. Whether you’re dealing with osteoarthritis, or you have an old nagging joint injury that is flaring up, joint injections are one of the best ways to ensure long-lasting pain relief. We offer intra-articular injections for the shoulder, knee, and ship, as well as injections to help relieve pain caused by bursitis. These joint injections in Iowa are outpatient procedures, meaning you can leave the clinic once the treatment is done. Depending on the injection provided, you can resume daily activities after one or two days of rest. The treatment normally takes 20 minutes to complete, including preparation time, followed by a brief period of monitored recovery time. Want to get started? We have locations in West Des Moines, IA and Ankeny, IA. To schedule an appointment, use our contact form or call us at 515-267-1819!
This non-operative, outpatient procedure is designed to provide relief for patients with arthritis, injury or disorder of the shoulder joint. The technique allows the physician to inject numbing and anti-inflammatory medications directly into the shoulder joint.
This non-operative, outpatient procedure is designed to provide relief for patients with arthritis, injury or disorder of the knee joint. The technique allows the physician to inject numbing and anti-inflammatory medications directly into the knee joint.
This non-operative, outpatient procedure is designed to provide relief for patients with arthritis, injury or disorder of the hip joint. The technique allows the physician to inject numbing and anti-inflammatory medications directly into the hip joint.
A bursa is a gel-filled sac that helps muscles and tendons glide over bones. You have bursae in your shoulders, elbow, hips, knees and other parts of your body. When bursae get swollen, they can cause joint pain. A steroid medication injected into your bursa can help reduce the inflammation and alleviate the pain. (Video shows an example of greater trochanteric bursa injection.)
Absolutely! We use a combination of a corticosteroid and a numbing medicine which, when combined, provide fast and effective relief for shoulder pain.
How long should you rest after a hip joint injection?
We generally recommend resting for at least two days after a hip joint injection. Don’t put too much pressure on the hip for four weeks after the injection. You may need to use crutches in order to avoid putting weight on the hip.
How long do you have to wait between joint injections?
There is no data on how often is too often when it comes to joint injections. However, we recommend that patients wait between 1-3 months between injections, with a maximum of 6 injections per year.
When do joint injections start working?
The joint injections will provide relief immediately because the injection will numb the affected area. However, pain and soreness may come back in 4-6 hours as the numbing agent wears off. Thanks to the corticosteroid’s anti-inflammatory properties, you can expect relief to last for about a month afterwards.