Arthritis Treatment In Los Angeles & Encino, CA
Arthritis is a condition that causes, pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. Treatment for arthritis may vary, but the main goal is to reduce inflammation and pain. Most patients may try several different treatment options before finding a method that works best for their individual condition. Dr. Arash A. Dini offers steroid injections at our Los Angeles & Encino, CA offices. Steroid injections are an advanced treatment option for patients with arthritis and other sources of joint pain, that have not responded well to other treatments such as exercise and oral medications. These injections deliver relief directly to the source of the pain and are considered safe for nearly all patients.
Most steroid injections provide immediate anti-inflammatory relief by being injected directly into the affected joint. These injections are an effective method of treatment to reduce the swelling of tendons and ease pressure on the nerve. A steroid medication such as cortisone, is injected directly into the inflamed area and works by minimizing the body’s reaction to inflammation. As the inflammation decreases, the pressure is relieved, therefore causing pain and discomfort to subside. As a result, patients experience a decrease in symptoms such as pain, swelling, numbness or stiffness. Symptoms may subside within a few days and the results of the injection may last for a few weeks or up to a few months.
See What Our Patients Have To Say!
I couldn’t be more pleased with Dr. Dini and his extensive knowledge. After nearly a decade of unexplained loss of range of motion, I was referred to his office. Dozens of doctors over the years had suggested what may have caused my “shortened” tendon, but after a brief encounter Dr. Dini was able to pinpoint the cause, diagnose the condition and set me on a path to alleviate my issue. - Stephanie M.