Chronic joint pain is a struggle for many athletes who have repeatedly sustained injuries to one or more areas of the body. This is especially true for athletes who struggle with arthritis, or aging athletes who are 50 and above. If you’re looking for a non-surgical solution to chronic joint pain, joint injections may be an option for you.
At PT Family Medicine, Dr. Michael Wong and his team of sports orthopedic doctors provide non-invasive corticosteroid injections for patients in pain throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. We’re an independent practice, and we’re proud of our personalized approach that allows us to make every patient feel seen and cared for in our office. We’ll thoroughly examine your affected area, then help you determine whether or not injections are the right option for you.
If you’re ready to find the relief you deserve from the best orthopedic doctor Pittsburgh has to offer, don’t wait. Schedule your first appointment with the team at PT Family Medicine today.
For many athletes who continue to experience chronic pain after an injury or due to arthritis, it seems that the next step may be surgical intervention. This is a scary moment for many athletes, and it involves a lot of questions – how long will my recovery take? Will I be able to play my sport again?
Corticosteroid injections are a non-surgical solution to chronic pain that can offer relief for up to six months, allowing you to continue on with your life unimpeded. Dr. Wong and his team at PT Family Medicine provide these injections for:
These injections don’t just offer pain relief. Because they primarily work by reducing inflammation in your affected area, they can also prevent the onset of arthritis, which is common in athletes whose joints are repeatedly used to their limit. If you’d like to have a discussion with our team about whether or not joint injections are the right option for you, schedule an appointment, or give us a call.
No, the team at PT Family Medicine does not provide injections for the spine. We do provide injections for all other joints, including the upper extremities, lower extremities, knees, elbows, hands, and feet.
While many patients experience mild discomfort during the injection, Dr. Wong and his team use a local anesthetic in the area to minimize pain. You may also feel some joint pain immediately following the injection, which should be completely gone within 24 hours.
Yes! PT Family Medicine believes in making sports medicine accessible, and we’re proud to accept insurance from a number of providers across the Pittsburgh area. Visit our page to view our list of accepted providers, and reach out to us with any questions you have about your coverage.
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