Joint Injections at Precision PT & Sports Medicine

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Pain in our joints is often the most debilitating. At Precision PT & Med we see patients with joint pain caused by pinched nerves, a dislocation, arthritis, repetitive motion injuries and more. And with the variety of joint injection therapies we have available, we are able to get them relief—FAST! If you are experiencing pain in your knee, hip, shoulder, hands or elbow, come see the highly trained staff at Precision PT & Med and let us get you pain free today!

When our joints hurt—whether hip, knee, shoulder, or hands—regular, daily activity can be overwhelming. Our joints are the structures responsible for movement, so when they are in pain, moving can become an agonizing experience. 

Our joints are held together by ligaments. Think of ligaments as the ‘rubber bands’ within the joint that holds the joint together. Due to their limited blood supply, ligaments are often slow to heal once they become injured or inflamed. They also tend to heal incompletely. Worse yet, because ligaments contain large numbers of nerve endings, pain tends to be more pronounced in an injured ligament.

Treatable Joint Conditions

Joints experiencing excessive pain and inflammation can be treated with Joint Injections. Some of those conditions include: 

Knee
Knee joint pain, or osteoarthritis, is often called wear-and tear arthritis and occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions your bones at the joint wears down or breaks away and the bones rub together. Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages and may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage or medical conditions, including arthritis, gout, and overuse.

Hip
The hip joint is the largest in the body and can withstand a fair amount of wear and tear, yet when it is painful, it can be the result of arthritis, bursitis, a fracture, tendinitis, a strain or a tear.

Shoulder
The shoulder joint is the most mobile in the body and allows the arm to move in a circular motion as well as up, down, and away from the body. If you’ve injured your shoulder, it is most likely associated with your rotator cuff, made up of four tendons connecting the muscles to the bone. Pinched nerves, dislocation, torn cartilage and arthritis can also affect the shoulder.

Hands
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are the two most common types of arthritis in the hand. Repetitive motion injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, can cause pain in the wrist and hand.

Benefits of Joint Injections

At Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, we have a variety of injections to treat the assorted issues that are common to joint pain. Depending on the condition, severity, and joint location, the following gives an idea of the benefits that can be achieved with Joint Injections:

  • Lubricated Joints
  • Pain Reduction
  • Decreased Swelling
  • Improved Range of Motion
  • Decreased Friction
  • Facilitates Rehabilitation

Types of Joint Injections

Lubricating Joint Injections
Joints where the cartilage has degenerated or worn down can benefit from osteoarthritis injections. Also known as gel injections, this type of injection lubricates the joint with a chemical substance similar to the natural fluid in the joint, Hyaluronic Acid (HA). Hyaluronic Acid acts like a shock absorber, helping the joints work properly and relieving pain caused by friction and inflammation.

Anti-Inflammatory Joint Injections
Deep joint inflammation can limit the joint’s range of motion and make rehabilitation difficult, if not impossible. Anti-inflammatory injections work by decreasing inflammation and allowing for the possibility of physical therapy and an exercise program which will further facilitate recovery.  Often injected directly into joints to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or other inflammatory diseases, they can also be injected into inflamed bursae, or around tendons near the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, hand, or wrist.

How Long do the Results Last?

Joint Injections facilitate healing by breaking the cycle of pain and reducing inflammation. Although the injections do not change the underlying condition, what they do is allow enough relief from pain for the patient to begin an exercise program and physical therapy to strengthen muscles and get the joint moving again. The goal is for the injections to last long enough to begin a recovery program for the joint. Typically, these injections benefit the patient for anywhere from a few months to one year.

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About the Team

 

The goal of Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is to provide an exceptional quality of care in a friendly and compassionate environment and to exceed your expectations each and every time we see you. If you’re utilizing health insurance benefits let us mitigate the communication between you and your insurance carrier and do our best to lessen the burden on you. Let us welcome you and your family and join our team of top healthcare providers in helping you make the rest of your life the best of your life. Isn’t it time to live pain free without the potential side effects of harmful drugs and unnecessary surgeries? 

About The Team

The goal of Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is to provide an exceptional quality of care in a friendly and compassionate environment and to exceed your expectations each and every time we see you. If you’re utilizing health insurance benefits let us mitigate the communication between you and your insurance carrier and do our best to lessen the burden on you. Let us welcome you and your family and join our team of top healthcare providers in helping you make the rest of your life the best of your life. Isn’t it time to live pain free without the potential side effects of harmful drugs and unnecessary surgeries? 

Savannah Torres

DPT
Savannah earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T Still University in Mesa, AZ in 2015. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from New Mexico State University. Savannah has had experience in orthopedics, geriatrics, post-op rehab, sports injuries, and has treated a wide range of of conditions. She is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, has training in Dry Needling, Spinal Manipulation, Blood Flow Restriction, Graston Technique, Selective Function Movement Assessment, Mulligan Concept, and is certified in Vestibular Rehab. Savannah loves working with all types of patients but her passion is working with recovering athletes to get them back to the sport they love. Outside of work she loves traveling, staying active, spending time with her family, and attending sporting events and music festivals

Ken Garvey

Chiropractor
Kenneth Garvey is the Chiropractic Doctor for Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. He was born in Seattle Washington in the small town of Prosser.  He was involved in the boy scouts, and received his eagle scout award.  Doctor Kenneth has always been involved in sports, and was an honorable mention as an outside linebacker for his football team that finished 5th in state. He was also the  starter for his high school basketball that finished 8th in state.  Dr. Garvey also worked outside in the agriculture community during the summers. Realizing that this was hard labor he eventually worked for the Washington State Research and Extension Center inspecting nurseries and certifying health and diseased trees.  To earn money for his Mission he spent time driving Potato and onion trucks for 15 hours a day. Dr. Garvey is fluent in Spanish and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Spain for 2 years. Dr. Garvey went to Ricks junior college before transferring to Brigham Young University and received a Bachelor's degree in Science in 1995. He studied Physical Education with an emphasis in Physical Therapy.  He then went on to get a Doctorate degree of Doctor of Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 1998 Dr. Garvey Graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in December of 1998.  He began working with a clinic that focused on work injuries. He opened an office in Redwood City California as an Associate doctor.  He then moved to Merced California where he worked for a personal injury clinic.  He opened his own clinic in May of 2002 in Merced CA and became well known dealing with work injuries.  He referred patients for MRI’s, Nerve Testing and saw many serious work injury cases. He referred patients to many Orthopedic surgeons, Neurologist, Pain management clinics and physical therapist. He managed the workers compensation case and eventually wrote final disability examinations for patients.  He became a qualified medical examiner for the state of California. On his free time Dr. Garvey enjoys lifting weights, swimming, playing basketball and all sports activities.  He has many friends and has treated the 51/50 heavyweight Amateur Champion whom he regularly hikes with. He has also treated many IFBB Bodybuilders.  Dr. Garvey enjoys hiking and is exploring all of the beautiful mountains in Arizona with his family and 2 dogs. He has 6 kids and spends as much time as he can with his family.