Ashford Orthopedic Specialists
Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Epps Bridge, Athens, GA & Loganville, GA
If you struggle with muscle, joint, spine, or other types of musculoskeletal discomfort, Ashford Orthopedic Specialists in Athens and Loganville, Georgia, provides highly effective solutions. Orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist William Ashford, MD, offers an array of orthopedic injections to reduce inflammation and pain, as well as speed up healing. Call the office to learn more about your options or schedule an appointment online today.
Orthopedic Injections Q & A
What are orthopedic injections?
Orthopedic injections available at Ashford Orthopedic Specialists are substances that reduce pain and inflammation or better lubricate your joints. The injections can also speed up healing if you struggle with an injury, disease, or age-related wear-and-tear.
What are the benefits of orthopedic injections?
Some of the many benefits you can expect by choosing orthopedic injections at Ashford Orthopedic Specialists include:
- Healthier muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints
- Less musculoskeletal pain
- Reduced inflammation
- Less stiffness
- Faster healing
- Increased range of motion
- Improved mobility
- Better quality of life
Orthopedic injections are a simple, fast, and highly effective procedure that may reduce the need to take medications or undergo invasive procedures.
What are the different types of orthopedic injections?
Some of the many orthopedic injections available at Ashford Orthopedic Specialists include:
Corticosteroid injections are steroid shots, which often contain an anesthetic, that reduce painful inflammation in joints and other tissues.
Epidural injections contain an anesthetic that eliminates pain caused by nerve damage or other musculoskeletal problems.
Hyaluronic acid injections
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that your body naturally produces. It enhances joint lubrication to eliminate joint discomfort.
Trigger point injections
Injecting pain-relieving substances into trigger points (tight muscle fibers) can relax the fibers and relieve nerve pain and other types of ongoing orthopedic discomfort.
Regenerative medicine injections
Regenerative medicine injections use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood or stem cells to stimulate your body’s ability to generate new cells and heal naturally.
Which orthopedic injections are best for me?
To find out which orthopedic injections you’re a candidate for, Dr. Ashford discusses your symptoms and medical history. He examines your body in painful areas, assesses joint function and range of motion, and looks for signs of injuries and diseases.
He may also order blood tests, nerve testing, X-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, MRIs, or other imaging procedures to diagnose the cause of your discomfort and develop an effective treatment plan.
You might need a series of orthopedic injections spaced over time to achieve maximum pain relief.
To learn more about the orthopedic injections available at Ashford Orthopedic Specialists and find out which are best for you, call the office or use the online scheduler today.