Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C.
Orthopedic Surgery & Foot and Ankle Surgery located in Hood River, OR & The Dalles, OR
While joint pain is common, it’s something that you don't have to live with. At Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. in The Dalles and Hood River, Oregon, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Gregory Stanley, MD, MBA, FAAOS, and his exceptional team offer joint injections to speed up healing and alleviate joint discomfort. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.
Joint Injections Q&A
What are joint injections?
Joint injections are highly effective treatments that reduce pain, enhance your body’s ability to heal, improve joint functioning, and reduce the risk of future joint damage. Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. offers various injections for joints, including the knees, hips, shoulders, and other joints that feel uncomfortable.
What are the benefits of joint injections?
Some of the many benefits you can expect with joint injections at Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. include:
- Less joint pain
- Reduced inflammation
- Increased range of motion
- Cell regeneration
- Faster healing
- Low risk of future joint problems
- Improved mobility
- Better quality of life
Joint injections are simple, painless procedures that often produce dramatic pain-relieving results.
Are joint injections right for me?
Dr. Stanley lets you know if you’re a candidate for joint injections at Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C., after discussing your symptoms and medical history with you. He examines painful joints and may order blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures.
You might be a candidate for injections because of an injury, age-related joint wear and tear, arthritis, or other pain-producing chronic diseases.
What are the different types of joint injections?
Dr. Stanley offers ultrasound-guided injections using high-frequency sound waves to ensure optimal precision and accuracy during needle placement. Some of the many joint injections available at Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. include:
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
PRP uses platelets from your own blood to stimulate cell regeneration and speed up the healing of damaged joints. Dr. Stanley takes a sample of blood from a vein in your arm, spins it in a centrifuge to extract PRP from your whole blood, and injects it into painful or injured joints.
Hyaluronic acid injections
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that your body produces. Hyaluronic acid injections lubricate your joints to ease pain and prevent future joint damage.
Steroid injections reduce joint inflammation and discomfort. They also help improve joint structure and range of motion.
Don’t suffer through severe or ongoing joint pain when you don’t have to. Schedule an appointment with Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. by phone or book online to find out if joint injections are right for you.