Soft Tissue & Peripheral Joint Injections

Soft Tissue & Peripheral Joint Injections

Soft Tissue & Peripheral Joint Injections

Injection therapy is one of the most effective treatment options for musculoskeletal conditions. Although steroid injections are sometimes successful, they can cause multiple side effects and compromise the immune system. For that reason, there are also natural options like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and exosome injections. These regenerative medicine techniques not only help decrease pain and inflammation but, due to the presence of multiple chemicals and growth factors, also produce regeneration and healing of the tissue. Therefore, they can significantly reduce and, in some cases, eliminate pain in the treated areas. For that reason, these modalities are transforming the way we treat some acute and chronic pain conditions.

PRP injections always come from the patient. Basically, after your blood is drawn, it is placed on a centrifuge machine that will spin and separate the platelets from the rest of your blood. This process creates an injectant with a platelet concentration that is approximately 3 to 5 times higher when compared to whole blood. Then, that platelet-rich plasma is withdrawn into a syringe and injected into the treatment area. Soon after, these cells release their contents, which will begin the healing process and eventually restore collagen and repair the tissue.

Exosomes, which are small sacs where all the growth factors of a stem cell are present, can be extracted from your fatty tissue or bone marrow, or from the umbilical cord and placenta of women that are scheduled for a c-section. When they are injected into damaged tissue, these small vesicles release proteins, enzymes, and growth factors that promote cell-to-cell communication, eventually decreasing inflammation and stimulating regeneration of the treated tissue.

Both of these treatment options are useful to treat conditions like:

  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Ligament, tendon or muscle tears
  • Sprain and strain
  • Fractures
  • Neck, mid-back and low back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis

When compared to other treatment options, these procedures are minimally invasive, offer significantly fewer risks than surgery, reduce or eliminate the need to use pain medication, have very few to no side effects, and are quickly and routinely performed in the office, not lasting more than 30 to 45 minutes.

Dr. Jeannot will always carry out these injections under ultrasound guidance to guarantee proper needle placement and adequate flow of the solution into the target area, with the assistance of his highly qualified and experienced medical staff.

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