How can joint pain be treated?
Joint injections are a great way to facilitate in the healing of joint pain. The ingredients in our joint injections are the same natural lubricating fluid that is already inside your knees. As knees naturally age or go through arthritis, joints in your body lose this fluid. The knee begins to increase friction within the joint and irritation can occur and scar tissue can develop. Joint injections help lubricate the joint which helps break down scar tissue from proper healing, decreasing friction and restoring range of motion to alleviate pain.
Are joint injections covered by insurance?
Yes! Most insurance plans cover point injections. To check your individual health benefits please call (480) 878-4806!
What is a trigger point?
A Trigger point or “knot” is a group of muscle fibers that are locked in a constant contraction. This happens when a muscle is under constant stress from poor posture or compensating for another muscle that is weak. When pressure is applied to a trigger point pain can be felt either directly in the area or it can refer to another area of the body. Trigger points decrease range of motion, cause pain and weakness in the muscle. Once a trigger point is released many people feel as though a huge stress is taken off of their body.
Are trigger points injections safe?
Yes! During treatment, your doctor will mark the skin, clean the skin, spray a cooling spray to numb the area before inserting the fine needle into the trigger point area, causing a small “twitch”. Our physician uses the latest imaging technology to ensure perfect placement and will gently inject in varying directions to make sure the area is completely treated. We use the most natural products on the market.
The risks associated with trigger point injections are slight bleeding or infection, that is why proper sterilization is key at our office.
How long do trigger point injection results take?
Trigger point results are usually immediate. The effects of a trigger point injection tend to last 4-12 hours which is a great window to stretch and perform exercises that were difficult to perform with restrictive muscles. Interested in learning more about trigger point injections? Call (480) 878-4806 to speak directly with the Arizona Medical & Sports Rehab team!
How do I know if I’m a good candidate for stem cell injections?
You may be a candidate for regenerative medicine if you have:
Been hurt on the job
Been injured playing a sport
Pain from an injury received recently or any time in the past
Been experiencing chronic joint pain
You have any of the following conditions:
- Chronic lower back pain
- Spinal stenosis
- Tennis elbow
- Rotator cuff tears
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Achilles tendinitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Neck pain
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) tears
- Acute and chronic tendon problems
- Injuries to ligaments and muscles
How long will it take for the Amniotic stem cell therapy to work?
Patients may notice the healing effects of Amniotic Stem Cell therapy begin after a few days to a few weeks as the growth factors begin to kick in. The natural anti-inflammatory factors decrease the immediate inflammation while the growth factors begin stimulation of the chondrocytes within the cartilage.
Ice or Heat?
Ice is needed for any acute injury, meaning any injury within the past week. When an area is swelling and inflammed, ice numbs the area and helps pump out inflammation.
Heat is best for more chronic pain and for arthritic joints. Heat dilates blood vessels and increases blood flow into the area. Very helpful for people with poor circulation. While the warmth is very helpful for relaxing tight muscles, take caution when using heat. Using a heating pad for too long may cause burns or even cause the condition to worsen by increasing inflammation.
Do I need a prescription from my doctor to receive physical therapy?
One of the most convenient parts to receiving care in our office is that we have our own highly trained medical doctor on staff. If physical therapy is required, no outside referral is necessary.
What should I wear?
Loose fitting clothing or workout clothes are best for the exercise and stretching that you will be doing in the office. We also recommend wearing athletic shoes for your comfort.
Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD?
No! At Arizona Medical & Sports Rehab, our Medical doctor and chiropractor work closely together to ensure that individual treatment plans are in line with your overall goals. Strategy is key to fast recovery!
I have tingling in my fingers, can you treatment help with that?
Yes, tingling in your fingers is a nerve related issue. The cause can be from a nerve impingement in the neck, shoulder, forearm or wrist. It’s very important that you get diagnosed correct so that you get the issue resolved. We look for the causes with a thorough exam, x-rays and diagnostic procedures to tailor treatment specific for your issue.
What’s the “popping” sound when I get adjusted?
That sound is not your spine “cracking” or “popping” like most people think. That sound is created by gas (in this case, nitrogen) rushing in to fill the partial vacuum created when the joints are slightly separated. Another example of this phenomenon would be the “pop” sound you hear when the cork is taken out of a champagne bottle. Not all chiropractic adjusting techniques produce this noise. In fact, some adjusting techniques use little force and thus produce no noise at all.
Is chiropractic care safe?
Chiropractic has proven to be one of the safest forms of treatment there is. The staff at Arizona Medical and Sports rehab perform detailed examinations, take a full medical history and use tools such as x-rays to ensure complete patient safety. Our chiropractors are highly skilled and experienced with a variety of techniques to provide safe, effective relief.