Trigger Points are tight bands of muscles that may be felt as a knot. Trigger points can restrict movement and cause muscle weakness and may cause referred and or radiating pain. Trigger points result in decreased blood flow to the affected area, and scar tissue to infiltrate into the muscle. They are very painful and will limit healing of both the muscle and or dysfunctional joint.
These trigger point injections are done to promote healing in the dysfunctional muscle. They take a few minutes and are very effective in the rehabilitation process.
We also do large joint injections including knee injections, 3 different shoulder injections, and sacro-iliac joint injections.
The knee injections utilize Supartz which in essence is a vitamin injection for the cartilage of the knee. It is designed to lubricate and decrease pain,lubricate and decrease pain. (Supartz also promotes normal cartilage healing and can be utilized to assist in the pain from osteoarthritis of the knee.)
All of our large joint and nerve injections are done under ultrasound guidance. The ultrasound is a safe and effective way to ensure patient safety as well as make sure that the injection is done in its proper place. It improves the effectiveness of the injection by insuring that the needle and fluid are going exactly where the practitioner wants. Ultrasound equipment is both non invasive and safer than x-ray methods.