Joint Injections Specialist

Francisco I del Valle, M.D. -  - Pain Specialist

Healthcare Pain Centers LLC

Francisco I del Valle, M.D.

Pain Specialist & Nerve Conduction Studies Specialist located in Old Bridge, NJ, Edison, NJ, & Freehold, NJ

Joint pain and stiffness can limit your mobility and range of motion and affect your quality of life. At Healthcare Pain Centers LLC in Old Bridge, Edison, and Freehold, New Jersey, Francisco del Valle, MD, and the experienced pain management specialists offer joint injections in the office or with fluoroscopic guidance at a nearby ambulatory surgical center. To learn more about joint injections, call Healthcare Pain Centers LLC or schedule an appointment online today.

Joint Injections Q & A

What are joint injections?

Joint injections are anesthetic and corticosteroid injections that relieve pain and inflammation in your joints. Healthcare Pain Centers LLC also offers placenta extract injections to repair damage from degenerative chronic pain conditions, like arthritis or fibromyalgia.


Injecting medication directly into joint tissue can effectively reduce pain and improve mobility and range of motion. 


Depending on the affected joints, your pain specialist at Healthcare Pain Centers LLC may perform the treatment at one of their three office locations or at an ambulatory surgical center using fluoroscopic guidance.

What conditions can joint injections treat?

Joint injections can help treat many degenerative conditions, including:

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis that results from cartilage damage. When cartilage deteriorates, friction between your bones can lead to joint inflammation and pain.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that typically affects the joint in the hands, wrists, knees, and ankles.

SI joint dysfunction

The sacroiliac (SI) joints connect the sacrum (low part of the spine) to the pelvis. Damage to these joints can significantly affect your mobility.

Migraine pain

If you frequently experience migraines, cervical spine (neck) damage may be the source of your pain. Injecting anti-inflammatory medication directly into the neck joints can help relieve chronic migraines.

What happens during a joint injection?

How your doctor at Healthcare Pain Centers LLC performs your joint injection depends on the location of your pain. 


The practice offers some joint injections in an in-office setting with traditional X-ray imaging. After administering an anesthetic to numb the skin, your doctor injects the anti-inflammatory medication into your joint.


Many injections offer the best results with fluoroscopic guidance. A fluoroscopy is a moving X-ray that allows your doctor to view your internal structures when performing the injection. 


With a clear view of your affected joint, your doctor can make the injection in the precise location. The pain specialists at Healthcare Pain Centers LLC perform fluoroscopy-guided joint injections at a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center nearby.

What happens after a joint injection?

Many patients experience immediate relief after joint injections. As the initial anesthetic wears off, however, soreness and stiffness in the affected joint are common. These side effects can last 1-5 days before the anti-inflammatory corticosteroid takes effect. 


When combined with physical therapy or a rehabilitation program, joint injections can provide lasting pain relief.


To learn more about joint injections, call Healthcare Pain Centers LLC or schedule an appointment online today.