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Muscle & Joint Problems Specialist

Vital Clinic and Spa

Family Medicine & Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Towne Lake, Bridgeland, Cy-Fair, Cypress, TX

Aching muscles and painful, stiff joints are all too common. If you have muscle and joint problems, Harmanpreet Buttar, MD, and the team at Vital Clinic and Spa in Cypress, Texas, can help. They offer conservative treatment programs and advanced interventions like steroid and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) joint injections to resolve muscle and joint problems. Call the Vital Clinic and Spa office today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online to get the treatment you need for your muscle and joint problems.

Muscle & Joint Problems Q&A

What are common muscle and joint problems?

There are many different muscle and joint problems that could affect you. Some are acute injuries; others result from repetitive strain due to performing the same movements repeatedly over long periods. Chronic diseases can also cause muscle and joint pain.

Some of the muscle and joint problems the Vital Clinic and Spa team sees most often include:

  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain syndrome   
  • Ligament sprains
  • Tendon strains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Gout
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Facet joint arthritis in the spine

Joint pain can affect your knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, wrists, ankles, and the small joints in your hands and feet. You can also get it in the facet joints in your spine. Muscle problems might cause leg, arm, or back pain.

How are muscle and joint problems treated?

Your provider at Vital Clinic and Spa designs a personalized treatment program for you based on your condition, how severe it is, and other factors like your age and activity levels.

Initial treatments for muscle and joint problems are likely to consist of physical therapy, noninvasive technologies like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) or laser therapy, and anti-inflammatory pain relief medication.

Most patients find they get considerable relief from these kinds of treatments. Others experience unpleasant side effects from oral medications that mean they need to use alternative pain control methods.

If conservative approaches aren't relieving your muscle and joint problems, stop working, or cause you side effects, Vital Clinic and Spa offers joint injections.

How do joint injections help with muscle and joint problems?

Vital Clinic and Spa uses two types of injections to treat muscle and joint problems:

PRP injections

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a substance that contains healing growth factors taken from a sample of your blood. Your provider extracts some blood, then spins it in a special machine to separate the platelets and plasma from the blood cells.

They inject the concentrated platelet solution into the painful area, where it stimulates new tissue healing. PRP injections can help generate fresh tissue growth that reduces pain and improves function for most muscle and joint problems.

Steroid joint injections

Steroid injections are a way of getting potent anti-inflammatory medication (steroids) into the painful tissues. Injections are more targeted than oral medication and produce better results.

Steroid joint injections often contain a local anesthetic as well to numb the pain entirely. The anesthetic doesn't last long, but it offers much-needed relief from pain. The steroid is slow-release, so it continues working for months and, in some cases, years.

To find out what's causing your muscle and joint problems, call Vital Clinic and Spa today or book an appointment online.