Joint Injections Specialist

Family Medicine and Mohr

Richard E. Mohr III, MD

Family Medicine Physician located in Florence, SC

If you suffer from joint pain because of arthritis, injury, or overuse, joint injections may be just the solution you need to resolve your discomfort. As a board-certified physician, Richard Mohr III, MD, has the expertise and experience to provide a wide variety of joint injections at Family Medicine and Mohr. If you have joint pain, book an evaluation at this Florence, South Carolina, practice today. You’re able to book through the website or over the phone.

Joint Injections Q & A

What are joint injections?

Joint injections can help you get relief for painful joint issues that may be limiting your mobility. You can read descriptions about some of the most popular joint injections below.

Corticosteroid injections

Corticosteroid injections are made up of medications that reduce inflammation in your joints. They’re highly beneficial for minimizing inflammation in injured or overused soft tissues, too. 

Hyaluronic acid injections

Hyaluronic acid injections are an alternative to corticosteroid injections. They can help relieve pain if you don’t have serious inflammation or if corticosteroid injections haven’t been effective. 

These injections contain a compound — hyaluronic acid — that’s similar to the natural fluid in your joint. Hyaluronic acid injections help lubricate your joint and absorb shock to prevent further pain. 

Trigger point injections 

Trigger point injections are ideal for resolving ongoing muscle pain. This injection contains a mixture of steroids and anesthetic solutions to help you get fast-acting relief from the most painful of knots and muscle soreness. 

How can joint injections help me?

Family Medicine and Mohr provides the most up-to-date types of joint injections, so you can experience the pain relief you deserve. Dr. Mohr may recommend joint injections if you have:

  • Sports injuries 
  • Muscle spasms
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis 

Joint injections take about 10-20 minutes. Though you may be somewhat sore in the treatment area afterward, you won’t have any significant downtime. Dr. Mohr may recommend avoiding strenuous activities for a day or two until any related tenderness resolves. 

How long do joint injections last? 

It depends on which type of joint injection you have and the severity of your discomfort. Dr. Mohr generally finds that corticosteroid injections can provide optimal relief for about two to three months.

If you’re getting hyaluronic acid injections, you can usually expect pain relief for about four or five months. Or, if you need trigger point injections, you may experience pain relief for several weeks or months at a time. During your joint injection appointment at Family Medicine and Mohr, Dr. Mohr can let you know what to expect from your treatment. 

Experience the joint relief you deserve by booking a joint injection appointment at Family Medicine and Mohr today. Click on the online scheduling tool, or call to book by phone.