Pain Management in Knoxville, TN
Shoulder injection is an outpatient procedure that relieves pain in the shoulder and arm. At Omega Pain Doctor clinic in Knoxville, shoulder injection is an effective treatment for pain caused by arthritis, injury or disorder.
Shoulder injection procedure
In preparation for the procedure, the shoulder is cleansed and sanitized. Local anesthetic is administered to numb the tissue at the injection site. The physician may choose from multiple needle approaches, depending on which part of the shoulder requires treatment.
Needle InsertionThe physician carefully guides a needle into the shoulder joint. The physician may guide the needle with the help of an x-ray device called a fluoroscope. If so, the physician may inject contrast dye to confirm the needle’s placement.
Pain Relief InjectionWhen the needle is in position, the physician injects a mixture of anesthetic and steroid medication. The medication will help reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
End of ProcedureWhen the injection is complete, the needle is slowly withdrawn. The injection site may be covered with a small bandage. For many patients, extended pain relief begins within two to three days of the injection. In some cases it may be necessary to repeat the procedure one or more times to receive the full benefit of the treatment.
Shoulder injection in Knoxville, TN
Injection of anesthetic and steroid medication directly into the affected joint will effectively reduce pain and inflammation. It helps many people forget about discomfort in their shoulders or arms. If performed under fluoroscopy, you can be sure that the needle is inserted as accurately as possible.
Experienced pain specialists at Omega Pain Management clinic are passionate about helping patients get rid of pain and improve their overall quality of life. If you want to learn more about shoulder injections in Knoxville or make an appointment with Dr. Igor Smelyansky, MD, contact us at (865) 337-5137 today!