The knee is the largest joint in the body, consisting of multiple bones, ligaments, and muscles. Knee pain results from degenerative conditions, acute injuries or even changes in gait. This often leads to fatigue in the surrounding muscles, which reduces support and adds pressure on the knee. Moreover, conditions like Osteoarthritis can result in discomfort due to decreased cartilage levels. In some cases, individuals suffer knee pain from multiple causes, making it even more difficult to find lasting relief.
While the providers at Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine typically recommend non-invasive, therapeutic treatment, some conditions call for more direct approaches. It is for this reason that we offer alternative options, including injections for knee pain in Austin. Knee injections help relieve pain more quickly than other approaches by alleviating bone-on-bone rubbing, which allows the patient to engage in everyday activities with less pain and inflammation. For those engaging in physical medicine and rehabilitation programs, this relief can allow them to adhere to treatment more effectively.
Knee injections deliver lubricating fluid into the knee, relieving pain and inflammation caused by bone-on-bone rubbing. The procedure is quite simple and lasts only a few minutes. As a result, some patients experience relief after the first injection which can last for up to six months. These injections are usually repeated at planned intervals for the best results. Our providers usually offer knee injections alongside traditional Physical Therapy treatment. However, some patients find enough relief to stop other forms of therapy. Furthermore, this approach to treating knee pain help people delay knee surgery in some cases.
Medicare and health insurance carriers typically cover these injections, which we also offer at the self-pay rate in some cases.
Q: What do knee injections do?
A: These injections introduce a lubricating fluid into the joint space, which relieves painful bone-on-bone rubbing related to degenerative conditions like Osteoarthritis.
Q: How long does knee pain relief from knee injections last?
A: While results vary from person to person, injections can provide relief from knee pain for up to six months in some cases.
Q: Does health insurance cover injections for knee pain in Austin?
A: Yes, most major health insurance carriers and Medicare cover knee injections. Moreover, we offer these injections at reasonable self-pay prices for those without coverage.
Q: Will I feel relief right away from my knee injection?
A: While there is generally some soreness at the injection site, many patients feel relief shortly after the injection. For some others, however, it may take a few days.
Call (512) 442-2727 with questions about the services we offer, or to schedule an appointment at our South Austin clinic.