kneepainWhy Injections?

Injections can be used to lessen knee pain and improve neuralgia. These painless injections enable our patients to perform activities of daily living with less pain and are used to improve functional ability to perform physical therapy. A small amount of enzyme based anesthetic material is injected with a very tiny needle to reduce the muscle and give pain relief to the Knee Pain – Trigger Point Pain Relief

What Is Used?

Our Nurse Practitioner or Medical doctor will determine the most appropriate injection substance. However, most trigger points will be injected with Sarapin®. This substance is a powdered suspension of an extract from the carnivorous Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea). Just like the plant uses enzymes to digest away it’s food, this substance helps digest away the muscle spams and leads to incredible and quick pain relief.

It is non-toxic, non opiate, non-steroidal and has no known side effects. The area of injection is numbed with lidocaine or other topical analgesic and the injection is quick and pain-less. Who will benefit?

Persons suffering from numerous painful conditions and knee pain will benefit from Sarapin® however, the clinical indication are generally for Knee Pain & Trigger Point Pain Relief and :

Sciatic Pain, Intercostal Neuralgia, Alcholic Neuralgia, Occipital Neuralgia, Brachial Plexus Lesions, Meralgia Paresthetica, Lumbar Neuralgia, and Trigeminal Neuralgia, Low back pain, knee pain, knee muscle pain, neck pain, headaches, mid-back pain, and many, many other conditions can safely and effectively be treated with trigger point injections for pain relief.

What to Expect

Less Pain! Of course this is the goal and the injection into the painful trigger points can decrease pain and improve tissue function, but if the trigger points are caused by abnormal posture, or other abnormal joint dynamics, then the patient is instructed to complete rehabilitation and physical therapy so the trigger points do not return.

Side Effects

There are no known side effects to the Sarapin injection. However, some patients will report some mild superficial bruising at the injection site. This bruise should subside in 3-10 days.

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