Trigger Point Injections or, TPI, is a procedure used to treat pain located in trigger points, parts of the muscle that does not relax. A person qualifies for trigger point injections if they have chronic pain and/or spasm located in a muscle group; it may or may not radiate into different parts of the body. The injections reduce muscle spasm and improve flexibility. A local anesthetic in injected into the muscle.
Ultrasound guided joint injections are used to treat chronic or acute pain located in the joints of the body. Pain from arthritis, tendonitis and strain or sprain can be treated. An ultrasound is utilized to determine proper placement of the medication in the joint. A local anesthetic and anti-inflamitory are injected into the joint space.
Peripheral nerve blocks are for those who suffer from numbness, tingling, burning, or pain of either the hands or feet. These injections will re-boot the nerves involved and reduce or eliminate the unpleasant sensation felt in the hands or feet. The injections are performed under ultrasound guidance, allowing the numbing agent to be injected and the correct positions.