Joint injections are a popular and well-tested way to treat arthritis. But what if we told you there’s an even better option out there? It’s called regenerative joint injections, and it could be the best thing for your knee or shoulder pain. Regenerative joint injections (RJIs) have been around for a few years now. However, they’re still pretty new in the US. They’re not common at this point either because most doctors don’t know about them yet. That’s why we created this article: to make sure you have all the information you need before deciding whether or not to try these treatments!
Annamarie Salyer FNP-C is a regenerative medicine specialist at Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa in Indianapolis, IN offering regenerative joint injection therapy for patients near Greenwood, IN, Carmel, IN, and Fishers, IN.
What are Regenerative Joint Injections?
Regenerative injection therapy is a procedure that uses your own body’s natural biologics to help you heal from injuries. These injections can be used to treat any pain caused by an injury, such as:
- Osteoarthritis (the most common type of arthritis)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic autoimmune condition)
The benefits and risks of regenerative injections depend on what kind you’re getting and where in your body it’s being administered. For example, if you have osteoarthritis in one knee but not the other, then only the affected joint will receive a treatment with natural biologics at first. Then perhaps more than once over time if necessary. The other knee would not receive any injections at all during this initial phase.
Why might a patient try this?
If you’re experiencing any of the following:
- Joint pain, swelling and stiffness
- Joint weakness or instability
- A clicking or popping sound in your joints
How does it feel afterwards
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, and it’s usually completed in less than an hour. After the injection, you should be able to walk out of the office with minimal discomfort or side effects.
The effects of regenerative joint injections can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years depending on your individual case.
The best way to know if you are a candidate for this treatment is to schedule a consultation
The best way to know if you are a candidate for this treatment is to schedule a consultation. Our provider will be able to answer any questions you have about the procedure, as well as any risks and benefits associated with it. She will also discuss the cost of regenerative joint injections, how long recovery time will take after having them done, and what kind of results you can expect from the procedure.
Schedule a consultation today for Regenerative Joint Injections in Indianapolis, IN
Do you live near Greenwood, IN, Carmel, IN or Fishers, IN, and want to find out if regenerative joint injections are right for you? If so, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Annamarie Salyer FNP-C at Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa in Indianapolis, IN.