Injection of medication into the tendon/ligament origin

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What is an Injection of Medication into the Tendon/Ligament Origin?

An injection of medication into the tendon/ligament origin is the process of injecting a medication into the site of where the tendon or ligament attaches to the bone. This is usually done to reduce inflammation in the area or to aid in healing.

Why Would I Get an Injection of Medication into the Tendon/Ligament Origin?

This procedure is typically done to relieve pain or inflammation as a result of an injury or strain. It can also be done to provide relief if the tendon/ligament is impeded or weakened by a long term condition such as tendonitis or bursitis.

What Happens During an Injection of Medication into the Tendon/Ligament Origin?

During this procedure, a doctor will insert a needle into the area of the tendon/ligament origin and inject a corticosteroid or other medication that is designed to reduce inflammation. Depending on the condition and severity of the injury, the doctor may also inject sterile water to cleanse the area, flush out any calcium deposits, or just as a form of pain relief.

What to Expect After an Injection of Medication into the Tendon/Ligament Origin?

Immediately following the procedure, the area will likely feel numb, tender, and sore. This is a normal side effect and should quickly diminish over the following couple of days. You may be required to wear a splint or splints to reduce movement in the area and aid in healing.

Conclusion

Injection of medication into the tendon/ligament origin is a quick and easy way to reduce inflammation and provide pain relief in an injured or weakened tendon or ligament area. It is typically considered a safe procedure and can provide patients with quick and effective symptom relief.

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