Large Joint Injections Specialist

ReGenesis Medical Center

Pain Management located in Ann Arbor, MI

Few things can change the course of a normal day faster than joint pain. The team at ReGenesis Medical Center serving the community of Ann Arbor, Michigan, understands how challenging it can be to live with chronic joint pain and offers a range of treatments that can help, including large joint injections. Booking an appointment at ReGenesis Medical Center is fast and easy online or over the phone, so don’t delay.

Large Joint Injections Q & A

What causes joint pain?

There are many potential causes for joint pain, and the problem can arise at any stage of life. For some, a previous traumatic injury can lead to lasting joint pain that can be constant or flare-up over time.

Additional causes of joint pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Infection
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Overuse
  • Certain cancers
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis

Determining the cause of your joint pain is the first step in finding relief.

When should I see a doctor for joint pain?

Occasional joint pain is usually nothing to worry about. But when joint pain never fully goes away or flares back up from time to time, you should think about visiting a pain management specialist.

Many types of joint problems can worsen if left untreated. You might eventually need surgery to repair a damaged joint, when earlier intervention could have resolved the issue without surgery.

More importantly, joint pain can keep you from staying active and enjoying your daily life. Less physical activity can lead to a cascade of negative health effects, and soon create problems far more serious than aching joints.

In short, see a pain management specialist if you experience lingering joint pain. 

How can large joint injections help with joint pain?

If your pain originates in your knee, hip, shoulder, or another large joint, a treatment called large joint injections can help you find relief. At ReGenesis Medical Center, steroid-free joint injections are available, giving you a more natural pain relief option.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is one option. This concentrated solution is made from a small volume of your own blood. The components that promote cellular regeneration and reduce inflammation are isolated and then concentrated to create an injectable powerhouse of natural healing.

Your practitioner uses advanced technology to guide the treatment needle into position. After the PRP solution is introduced to the site of joint damage, it goes to work prompting new cellular growth. This can repair damaged joint components and improve joint pain.

You might also benefit from a course of physical therapy. These sessions help strengthen the muscles that support your joints. Physical therapy can teach you how to maintain healthy joints at home, as well as which exercises support joint health while also keeping you healthy and fit.

Don’t live with joint pain when there are safe and effective treatments that can help. Call the office today to book an appointment, or spend a few moments on the online scheduling page.