Joint Injections

Jwalant Patel, PA-C -  - Hormone Replacement Specialist

MyFitMed

Jwalant Patel, PA-C

Hormone Replacement Specialist & Testosterone Replacement Specialist located in Dallas, TX

Whether you’re an athlete seeking to improve your performance, you have ongoing shoulder pain, or you struggle with knee osteoarthritis, joint injections and trigger point injections effectively relieve pain and promote healing. At MyFitMed, we offer a variety of pain-relieving injections, from innovative stem cell injections to steroids and naturopathic options. Same-day consultations are available, so don’t continue to suffer from pain: Call our office in Dallas, Texas, or book an appointment online.

Joint Injections Q & A

Why do you need a joint injection?

Joint injections are used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and swelling, and improve movement. They can also promote long-term healing and tissue regeneration, depending on the injection.

While the knee and shoulder joints are two of the most common areas treated with injections, any joint in your body is treatable. A few of the health conditions relieved by injections include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bursitis and tendonitis
  • Torn muscles, ligaments, and tendons
  • Sprains and strains
  • Overuse conditions

What are trigger point injections?

Trigger point injections are used to treat soft tissues, relieving pain from muscle tension and spasms. The team at MyFitMed administers trigger point injections to treat:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Tension headaches

What is stem cell therapy?

Your body contains adult stem cells that can self-replicate indefinitely. They keep you healthy by dividing and reproducing as often as needed to synthesize new tissues, which are used to replace old and damaged tissues.

One group of adult stem cells — mesenchymal stem cells — can be obtained from a small sample of your fat tissue or bone marrow. The stem cells are easily separated using a centrifuge and then injected directly into joints or damaged tissues.

After the stem cells are injected, they:

  • Relieve pain
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Promote cell growth and healing
  • Develop into bone, muscle, cartilage, and fat
  • Stimulate the growth of new blood vessels

Which other types of joint injections are available?

Joint and trigger point injections may contain:

Steroids

Injections containing cortisone treat joint pain and musculoskeletal injuries. They provide long-term pain relief by relieving swelling.

Sarapin®

Sarapin is an analgesic obtained from the Sarracenia purpurea, or pitcher plant. It’s used to relieve muscle spasms and headache pain.

Prolotherapy

An injection of dextrose stimulates the body’s natural healing response, resulting in soft tissue repair.

Botox®

Botox stops nerve signals that cause muscle contraction, effectively relieving migraine pain and muscle spasms.

If you suffer from acute or chronic pain, a joint or trigger injection can relieve the pain and promote healing. You can schedule a same-day consultation at MyFitMed, so please don’t wait to call or schedule an appointment using online booking.