The Science Behind Joint Injections

You may be asking yourself, “what are joint injections” and “are they effective?”

Joint injections are a treatment option used by many sports medicine physicians. Joint injections involve injecting medications directly into the site of inflammation in the joints, which reduces swelling and improves mobility.

Doctors and physicians, a century ago, discovered that the placenta, the amniotic membrane, and amniotic fluid all have healing properties. Within the last ten years, they found a way to extract the amniotic fluid from amniotic membranes and make it into a fluid we can inject into joints.

Essentially, the injections contain the same cytokines that tell your brain to repair. They consist of devitalized stem cells that can turn into whatever you need them to: in this case, cartilage.

There’s a reason why sports medicine physicians do joint injections: we know that introducing the medicine into the joint space has been more effective at creating a resolution of the problem, whether it’s for arthritis or other types of joint injury.

We’ve seen many success stories from our patients. People who choose to have joint injections from us experience a tremendous reduction in pain.

A 40-year-old woman who suffered from chronic hip pain and took Tylenol daily to counteract the pain is no longer suffering thanks to amniotic fluid injection.

We also had a 68-year-old patient who is back to walking up the stairs without pain – something he hadn’t been able to do in years. He even said that walking up the stairs was almost impossible for him before bilateral stem cell injections.

At Green Sports Medicine, we offer four types of injections that relieve joint pain:

  • PRP Injections
  • Stem Cell Injections
  • Amniotic Fluid Injections
  • Steroid Injections

If you’ve tried everything–and failed–to ease your joint pain, don’t squander another day. At Green Sports Medicine, we have a highly skilled team of physical therapists, sports medicine professionals, and trainers that can get you back in the game.