Injection of medication into a tendon or ligament

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What is an Injection of Medication into a Tendon or Ligament?

An injection of medication into a tendon or ligament is a procedure in which a doctor injects medication into a tendon or ligament to reduce inflammation and pain. The medication used can be a corticosteroid, hyaluronic acid, or a combination of both.

Why would I Get an Injection of Medication into a Tendon or Ligament?

This procedure is typically used to treat tendonitis, a condition characterized by inflammation of a tendon due to repetitive stress or injury. It can also be used to treat ligament injuries such as sprains and tears. Injection of medication into a tendon or ligament may also be used to reduce pain and improve mobility.

What Happens During an Injection of Medication into a Tendon or Ligament?

Before the procedure, the doctor will clean and numb the area. The area may also be draped with a sterile drape. The doctor will then inject the area with a needle, containing the medication. The doctor will inject the medication in multiple locations, following the shape of the tendon or ligament.

What to Expect After an Injection of Medication into a Tendon or Ligament?

You may experience a slight discomfort and swelling after the procedure. In some cases, the injection may cause temporary pain relief. However, the effects of the injection may not be immediate and may take several days to weeks to be seen. You may also be advised to use a brace, bandage, or cast for a few days.

Conclusion

Injection of medication into a tendon or ligament is a safe and effective procedure for treating tendonitis, ligament injuries, and reducing pain and improving mobility. The procedure typically involves injecting medication into the affected area and may take several days or weeks to see the effects. After the procedure, you may experience temporary pain relief, discomfort, and swelling.

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