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What Are Soft Tissue Injections?

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By 911 Pain Management | May 1st, 2023 | Pain Management

By definition, an injection is: “An instance of injecting or being injected with an alien object into a body.” The object, in the particular situations our McAllen pain doctor will be referring to in this article, would be a hypodermic needle (or “below the skin” needle).

A follow-up question might be, “What are soft tissue injections?”

The professionals at 911 Pain Management clinic in McAllen want to help you better understand the differences between soft tissue injections and classical injections, as well as how you may benefit from this form of treatment if you’re dealing with knee pain, back pain, or neck pain.   

Soft Tissue Injections Explained

The soft tissue injection is a shot injected into a joint, such as your knee or shoulder, a space between any muscle and bone, or other soft tissue sites. Generally, soft tissue injections include the use of medications such as lidocaine or corticosteroids. Anti-inflammatory medication can also be injected to help alleviate joint pain, knee pain, back pain, or neck pain. 

Secondarily, soft tissue injections can be used to help diagnose particular health problems depending on the symptoms or issues that are reported following the injection. The following are some of the different types of illnesses or conditions that your doctor may diagnose using a soft tissue injection: 

  1. Tendonitis
  2. Arthritis
  3. Rheumatism
  4. Osteoarthritis 
  5. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  6. Bursitis

Lastly, soft tissue injections can be used to take out fluid that may build up in your joints or soft tissue sites. One can think of this as a reverse injection process. The build-up of fluid can minimize mobility as well as create a large amount of pain and distress. 

Visiting a pain management clinic or a pain management doctor is suggested if you suffer from any of these ailments currently. 

Get a Soft Tissue Injection From Your McAllen Pain Doctor

The final question you may have is, “Where can I get a soft tissue injection.” That’s what 911 Pain Management clinic in McAllen is here for!

Our medical team and pain management doctor can deliver the services and care you need to get you feeling back to yourself and fully enjoying life without constant chronic pain. We’ll help you to better understand the options available to you and ensure you receive the treatment best suited to your needs. 

Book your consultation today with 911 Pain Management! 

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