Inner page banner

Encinitas, CA, patients get relief from osteoarthritis with joint pain injections

In Encinitas, CA Area, Patients Get Relief from Osteoarthritis with Joint Pain Injections

Many adults struggle with osteoarthritis and aching joints. It can be caused by a previous injury, certain medical conditions, and medications, obesity, or even just getting older. Dr. Peter Lloyd of Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center in Encinitas, CA, knows that this discomfort or pain can keep his patients from being active, participating in activities they love, and even fully enjoying their life. However, with certain injections, he can help patients find relief from the pain.

Will injections help me?

To find out if a joint injection will help relieve your pain, you will need to schedule a consultation and exam. Many patients with osteoarthritis will be helped with a corticosteroid shot directly into the sore joint. The steroid fights inflammation, which will reduce pain, swelling, and heat in the sore area.

How is the injection performed?

If Dr. Lloyd suggests, injections know that they are quick and effective, bringing relief to most patients almost immediately. The injection can be provided in the doctor’s office.

  • First, the area that is going to be treated will be cleaned with an antiseptic wipe.
  • If the joint is swollen or filled with fluid, the doctor may use a needle to remove the excess fluid. Some patients will notice relief after this step as the extra fluid is often the cause of pain and pressure.
  • Next, a different needle and syringe will be used to inject the steroid into the joint area. In many cases, the medication is also mixed with a painkiller, which helps patients feel better quickly.
  • The doctor may also use ultrasound technology to guide his placement of the injection for patients who are having injections on their hip, spine, or other areas of the body that are more complex.
New Patients : 760-509-2429 | Existing Patients : 760-452-2080

If you are having pain that keeps you from performing activities that used to be easy, or conditions such as osteoarthritis, gout, neuritis, or other forms of arthritis, call Dr. Lloyd at Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center at 760-509-2429 today. Dr. Lloyd can help you find relief and promote healing with different kinds of injections, medications, or even lifestyle changes, such as physical therapy and exercise.

Share this Article

Back to Joint Aspiration and Injection Page

Dr. Peter Lloyd

Dr. Peter Lloyd

Dr. Peter Lloyd is a board-certified rheumatologist with exceptional expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and other rheumatologic diseases. He earned his medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Chicago. He completed his rheumatology fellowship training at the prestigious David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. At his facility Seaside Rheumatology, he treats his patients using the latest technology and medical developments. Due to his impeccable academic records, modern approach to treatments and compassionate patient care, he is valued as one of the best rheumatologists in the Rheumatology field.

Read What Our Patients are Saying