Joint Injections Specialist

Wisconsin Spine and Pain

Pain Management serving Waukesha, Green Bay, Sheboygan, West Bend, and Greenfield, WI

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic — sometimes debilitating — joint pain. To help you get relief from your joint pain, visit Wisconsin Spine and Pain in Waukesha, West Bend, Sheboygan, Green Bay, and Greenfield, Wisconsin. The interventional pain management specialists provide many types of joint injections to address a wide range of pain conditions. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Joint Injections Q&A

What are joint injections?

Joint injections are an interventional pain management treatment providing relief from your joint pain. Wisconsin Spine and Pain offers joint injections to alleviate your pain so you can participate in physical therapy or enjoy long-term pain relief for a better quality of life. 

What are the types of joint injections?

Wisconsin Spine and Pain offers many types of joint injections to address a wide range of pain conditions and needs. 

Corticosteroid injection

A corticosteroid injection typically contains a local anesthetic to numb the area and a corticosteroid to reduce inflammation and pain. Your provider injects the medication directly into the painful joint. 

Viscosupplementation

A viscosupplementation joint injection contains hyaluronic acid gel, which is a substance naturally found in your body. The injection lubricates the joint, decreasing pain and improving mobility and function.

Wisconsin Spine and Pain may recommend viscosupplementation joint injections for patients with osteoarthritis to slow down the degeneration of the joint.

Nerve block injections

Wisconsin Spine and Pain also offers nerve block injections to alleviate joint pain. During a nerve block injection, they administer numbing medication around the nerve causing your pain to block or alter the transmission of the pain signals to your brain. 

Your provider performs nerve blocks for knee pain, including anterior and medial nerve blocks and superior and lateral nerve blocks (genicular nerve blocks). 

Am I a candidate for joint injections?

Wisconsin Spine and Pain determines if you benefit from joint injections after a consultation. You may be a candidate for the more invasive pain management treatment if oral pain medication and physical therapy fail to provide adequate joint pain relief. 

They perform joint injections for the hips, the acromioclavicular (AC) joints in the shoulder, and the antarticular, anterior, superior, and lateral joints in the knees.  

What happens during joint injections?

Your provider reviews what to expect during your joint injection. During the procedure, they numb the area with a local anesthetic. Using guided imagery, they insert the needle into your joint and administers the medication. 

Most patients can walk soon after the joint injection but spend some time in the exam room for monitoring. You must arrange to have someone drive you home after your joint injection. 

You may notice improvements in your pain within a week after the injection, which may last anywhere from several days to several months. 

When oral medications provide insufficient joint pain relief, joint injections may be your next step. Call Wisconsin Spine and Pain or book a joint injection consultation online today.