Tendon Sheath Injections
Tendons are fibrous collagen tissue bands that connect muscles to bones in joints. They are strong and flexible. The linked tendon distributes the force generated by a muscle contraction to the associated bone, allowing the muscle to bend and straighten the joint.
When the tissues around a tendon are painful, bloated, or difficult to move, tendon sheath injections are recommended. Tendon sheath injections are unlikely to provide a cure on their own, but they can be useful in conjunction with other therapies such as physiotherapy, splinting, and other long-term medications.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TENDON SHEATH INJECTIONS
WHAT IS A TENDON SHEATH INJECTIONS?
Typically used for people suffering from tenosynovitis, Tendon Shealth Injection is a strong corticosteroid drug used by our anesthesiologist. The combination is injected into an irritated tendon sheath directly. Following the initial injection, a follow-up checkup is normally scheduled one month later. If the result is not satisfactory, a second injection or surgical therapy may be considered.
The synovial tissue thickens and irritates in some inflammatory disorders, causing it to create too much fluid and causing pain. Injecting steroid drugs into the fluid within the tendon sheath can help to reduce inflammation and increase range of motion in that location.
AM I CANDIDATE FOR TENDON SHEATH INJECTIONS?
When the tissues around a tendon are painful, bloated, or difficult to move, tendon sheath injections are recommended. Tendon sheath injections are unlikely to provide a cure on their own, but they can be beneficial when combined with other therapies like physical therapy.
ARE THERE OTHER OPTIONS?
When you visit Arizona Pain Relief, we work with you to understand your condition and goals. We then create a customized treatment plan to help you hit those goals quickly and permanently. This plan will always include conservative care options. Our goal is get you out of pain as quickly as possible, and to keep you out of pain. Without physical therapy, chiropractic and conservative medical care, it is impossible for you to treat the underlying cause of most conditions. If you have specific treatments that you want to explore, please mention them to your healthcare provider at your visit. We are here to help you hit your goals.
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