Joint injections, including hyaluronic acid (HA) injections, are commonly used to alleviate joint pain associated with degenerative joint conditions like osteoarthritis. In arthritic conditions, the cartilage protecting the joint becomes compromised and the joint fluid loses its shock-absorbing qualities, leading to pain, stiffness, and poor mobility. Joint injections, like PRP therapy, can provide medium to long-term pain relief as part of a multidisciplinary treatment plan.
Joint injections, including HA injections, are recommended for people with degenerative joint conditions like osteoarthritis who experience joint pain, stiffness, and mobility issues. PRP therapy is commonly used to heal or regenerate damaged soft tissues like tendons, ligaments, and muscles.
Joint injections like HA injections can provide medium to long-term pain relief for people with degenerative joint conditions like osteoarthritis. PRP therapy can help heal or regenerate damaged soft tissues.
Complications from joint injections and PRP therapy are rare but may include infection of the treatment site, nerve damage, formation of scar tissue and calcification, and a low risk of allergic reactions. For PRP therapy, you should not take anti-inflammatory medications (including NSAIDs, steroids, and aspirin) for at least three days before and two weeks after the procedure, as they will prevent the platelets from working. After the procedure, you may experience moderate discomfort for a few days and should avoid heavy lifting, vigorous exercising, strong vibrations, or jolting movements for several days.