Joint Injections

Joint Injections offered in Roseville, CA

Are you bothered by uncomfortable or debilitating joint pain? You may be a candidate for joint injections. At Roseville Family Healthcare in Roseville, California, John Paul Kelada, MD, AlexandraMary Kelada, DO, and the team offer joint injections to relieve joints plagued by pain from countless sources, from injury to arthritis. Stop accepting the pain. Make a plan to feel better by scheduling an appointment for joint injections at Roseville Family Healthcare online or over the phone today.

What exactly are joints?

Joints are the points where two bones connect. Joints allow movement and provide support and stabilization throughout the body. They’re made up of numerous components, including:

  • Cartilage to act as a shock absorber and protective layer to the bone beneath
  • Muscles to link the bones together
  • Ligaments to help link the bones together and form the joint’s outer layer, or capsule
  • Synovial fluid between the bones to cushion them and keep them from touching
  • Fluid-filled pockets called bursae to prevent friction

The body’s major joints include those located at the:

  • Elbows
  • Hips
  • Ankles
  • Wrists
  • Knees 
  • Neck

All of these joints are synovial joints, which are freely movable joints cushioned with synovial fluid. Synovial joints fall into three categories, based on how they let you move:

Hinge joints

Hinge joints, such as some in the knees and elbows, allow movement in one direction only.

Pivot joints

Pivot joints allow you to twist or rotate body parts, including your wrists, neck, and elbows.

Ball-and-socket joints

These joints are where the round end of one bone fits into the hollow end of another, allowing for maximum mobility. You find ball-and-socket joints in the shoulders and hips.

What causes joint pain?

Joint pain can be caused by:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Obesity
  • Cancer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Thyroid problems
  • Infection
  • Autoimmune conditions

Joint pain can also originate from traumas, like sports injuries or an automobile accident.

What are joint injections?

Joint injections help relieve joint pain anywhere on your body, like the knees, shoulders, hips, and wrists. They quickly reduce swelling and pain when you inject them directly into the joint.

Trigger point injections relieve pain caused by muscle knots using a local anesthetic with or without a corticosteroid. During trigger point injection, the team injects the medication directly into the muscle knot, where the anesthetic numbs it, and the corticosteroid reduces inflammation. For sustained relief, you may need multiple treatments.

Tired of joint pain slowing you down? Joint injections may be just what you need. To schedule a consultation with the bilingual team at Roseville Family Healthcare, reach out online or over the phone today.