Bursa Injections in Jersey City, NJ
Oasis Orthopedic and Spine offers Bursa Injections in Jersey City, NJ
Bursa injections at Oasis Orthopedic and Spine offers in Jersey City, NJ can help reduce the pain and inflammation associated with bursitis. A bursa is a fluid filled sac found in the joints throughout the body. Their role is to lubricate the motion of muscle over bone during movement. If you suffer from bursitis, your bursa are inflamed, stiff and often swollen. To treat this condition, the experts at Oasis Orthopedic and Spine offers in Jersey City, NJ may recommend Bursa Injections.
A Bursa Injection (some refer to a Bursa Injections as shoulder injections, ankle injections, and hip injections) is a shot of medicine administered via a small needle, directly into the affected bursa. The medication used is typically a steroid, often a corticosteroid and local anesthetic mixture. This powerful inflammatory medication that can act quickly to reduce the inflammation and lead to a significant reduction in pain.
How Are Bursa Injections Performed at Oasis Orthopedic and Spine in Jersey City, NJ?
When you come in for your appointment, you will lay down on a scanning table. An ultrasound machine is used to provide the spine specialist with live imaging of the area affected. The site will be sterilized then numbed with a local anesthetic. Next, using the live ultrasound imaging, a thin needle is positioned then placed in the inflamed bursa when the medication is slowly injected.
The pain and symptom relief from a Bursa Injection can last a couple weeks or several months. You may also be advised to apply ice or cold packs to the area and limit activity.
Bursa Injections and Bursitis Treatment at Oasis Orthopedic and Spine in Jersey City, NJ.
The pain and symptom relief from a Bursa Injection can last a couple weeks or several months. You may also be advised to apply ice or cold packs to the area and limit activity. In some cases, it may be advised to take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to provide additional pain relief. Make sure to ask your doctor before you introduce more medication to your body. It is important to continue to protect the joint after a Bursa Injection (or shoulder injection, ankle injection, and hip injection) so it can heal as well as not get worse.
- Avoid activity that can exacerbate the injured joint
- Consider a brace for the injured joint
- Depending on the joint, it may be advised to modify your footwear
If you would like to learn more about Bursa Injections at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Jersey City, NJ, request an appointment below.