What are Ultrasound Guided Injections?
An Ultrasound Guided Injection is used to relieve pain, administer medication, and treat an assortment of conditions. This method for administering an injection is far superior to “blind” injections considering the accuracy of the needle placement. An Ultrasound Guided Injection allows the physician to pinpoint the exact location of pain with precision.
The technology used during an Ultrasound Guided Injection is fascinating and many patients actually enjoy watching on the LCD screen as the needle hits its target.
The steroid is often injected in combination with a local anesthetic. The injection maybe into a painful joint but may also be used to treat inflammation in soft tissues, such as tendons, tennis elbow or plantar fasciitis.
Ultrasound Guided Injections are used to treat a variety of different symptoms and conditions:
- Pain from arthritis
- Pain from tendonitis
- Accurate targeting of a “problem area”
- Fluid removal or prevention
- Pain management prior to surgery