Regenerative Joint Injections

Remember that childhood song meant to teach us about the bones in the body? The one that taught us that the thigh bone is connected to the shin bone. What it didn’t mention was that those connections—in this case the knee joint—can be mighty painful when they get worn down, develop arthritis, or sustain an injury or fall. When we have pain in our joints, everyday activities such as walking, writing, typing, and even sitting can be excruciating.

Joints – What Good Are They?

Our skeletons contain many bones, none of which would really do us much good if not for joints, also known as articulations, which are the strong connections joining the bones and cartilage of the body to one another.

There are many different kinds of joints in the body, but the synovial joint is the most common type. And of the synovial joints, there are various classes, including gliding, hinge, saddle, and ball and socket joints.

  • Hinge joints, such as the elbow and knee, limit movement in only one direction so that the angle between bones can increase or decrease at the joint. The limited motion at hinge joints means more strength and reinforcement from the bones, muscles, and ligaments that make up the joint.
  • Gliding joints, such as those we find in the wrists and ankles, allow the bones to glide past one another in any direction along the plane of the joint.
  • The thumb joint is a saddle joint, which is how we get opposable thumbs. Saddle joints provide stability to the bones while allowing more flexibility than a hinge or gliding joint.
  • The shoulder and hip joints form the only ball and socket jointsin the body. These joints have the most free range-of-motion of any joint in the body. With the ability to move in a full circle and rotate on their axis, this free mobility, however, makes the shoulder and hip joints more susceptible to dislocation than less moveable joints.

A Word About Ligaments

Ligaments hold the joints together and when injured can be extremely painful due to the large number of nerve endings they contain. In addition, because of their limited blood supply, ligaments are often slow to heal once they become injured or inflamed.

To the Rescue – Regenerative Joint Injections

The good news is that because of their structure, painful, inflamed joints can be treated with Regenerative Joint Injections. At Arizona Chiropractic Group & Medical, we have seen dramatic pain and inflammation reduction in joints and ligaments that are treated with these regenerative methods. Some of those treatable conditions include:

 

Osteoarthritis

Joint pain in the knee is especially common and often caused by osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (also known as wear and tear of the joints) is a common joint disease wherein the cartilage that cushions the bones at the joint wears down and the bones rub together. It is experienced mostly by middle-age and elderly people and may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage or medical conditions, including arthritis and gout.

Arthritis

While it can affect most joints in the body, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are the two most common types of arthritis in the hand. Repetitive motion injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, can cause pain in the wristand hand as well. Joint Injections can be very effective in treating arthritis and gout.

Bursitis

Bursa (plural bursae or bursas) is a small fluid-filled sac that provides a cushion between bones and tendons and/or muscles around a joint. Bursitis occurs when this sac becomes inflamed and is most frequent in the shoulder, elbow, and hipjoints.

Tendonitis

Similar to bursitis, tendonitis is also the result of inflammation, but rather of the tendon. Injections to help reduce inflammation and promote healing are highly effective in treating tendonitis. While tendonitis can occur in any of your tendons, it’s most common around the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and heels.

Because of the repetitive movements associated with certain sports, tendonitis in these body parts have acquired the following names but injuries can be caused by any number of factors, not just sports:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Pitcher’s shoulder
  • Swimmer’s shoulder
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Torn Cartilage

Because of the extreme mobility of the shoulder joint, it tends to incur more than its fair share of damage, usually to the rotator cuff. Consisting of four tendons connecting the muscles to the bone, the rotator cuff can experience pinched nerves, dislocation, torn cartilage, and arthritis.

Hi-Tech Care – Guided Imagery for Injections

Dr. Mioni is proud to offer his patients the peace of mind that comes with guided imagery for injections. The hi-tech, C-arm X-ray machine, Genoray Zen 7000 CR, allows the doctor to see a video in real time, helping him guide the injection. 

The C-shaped connecting element allows movement horizontally, vertically and around the swivel axes, so that X-ray images of the patient are produced from almost any angle. What this means to you is that we are able to check anatomical details such as bones and the positioning of instruments in real time, placing the injection in the joint with precision.

Benefits of Regenerative Joint Injections

At Arizona Chiropractic Group & Medical, we offer Regenerative Joint Injection therapy to help decrease inflammation, lubricate joints, decrease swelling and friction, and facilitate rehabilitation. Joint injections for increased lubrication of the joint, known as gel injections, can act as a shock absorber, helping the joints work properly and relieving pain caused by friction, while anti-inflammatory joint injections decrease inflammation and allow for increased range-of-motion in the joint. Often injected directly into joints to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or other inflammatory diseases, they can also be injected into inflamed bursae, or around tendons near the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, hand, or wrist.

About the Team

 

At Arizona Chiropractic and Medical, our team’s primary direction is getting our patient on the journey to recovery by using our highly trained staff using therapies and treatments that have been proven over the years to get patients back to their normal life. Accidents and injuries not only cause physical injuries but mental as well, causing stress, frustration, confusion, and even anxiety making it hard to know what to do.

“What do I do”? is a question that most patients ask themselves after an injury and how do I deal with the unknowns of medical and insurance? We have managed the care of accident injury patients with our Medical, Chiropractic and Physical Therapy for 20 years. We worked as a team to help guide you in your recovery and through the unknowns. That is what we do, we care.

About The Team

At Arizona Chiropractic and Medical, our team’s primary direction is getting our patient on the journey to recovery by using our highly trained staff using therapies and treatments that have been proven over the years to get patients back to their normal life. Accidents and injuries not only cause physical injuries but mental as well, causing stress, frustration, confusion, and even anxiety making it hard to know what to do.

“What do I do”? is a question that most patients ask themselves after an injury and how do I deal with the unknowns of medical and insurance? We have managed the care of accident injury patients with our Medical, Chiropractic and Physical Therapy for 20 years. We worked as a team to help guide you in your recovery and through the unknowns. That is what we do, we care.

Meet Dr. Alejandro Mioni

With a focus on patient care and management, Dr. Alejandro Amador Mioni has treated over 10,000 patients and given over 200,000 treatments during the last 20 years of practice. In 1999, he graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California and has remained committed to Palmer diversified, auto and car injury treatment, case management, and Chiropractic Biophysics since that time.

Dr. Mioni has known his wife since he was eight years old and has been happily married to her for the last 25 years. He speaks Spanish and has three children—a son and two daughters. When they married 25 years ago, Dr. Mioni’s wife began her career at Southwest Airlines in order for Dr. Mioni to have flight benefits to fly home every weekend to see her and the children.

His son went to college on a wrestling scholarship and wrestled for the Olympic Training Center at Northern Michigan University.  He is in the Navy now and currently training to be a Navy Seal (fingers crossed). His oldest daughter graduated from the University of Arizona and is also in the Navy, training to be a Nuclear Engineer. Their youngest daughter is going to ASU on an Academic Scholarship, having been accepted into the Barrett Honors College. She is studying Medicine.

 

Dr. Mioni is the baby in his family and is a first-generation United States Citizen. His parents came to the United States in the late 60s from Mexico City. In the early 70s, Dr. Mioni was born in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Mioni has many hobbies, and his wife says he has all the stuff in their closet and garage to prove it. He earned a bronze medal in the Junior Olympics as a Marksman. He likes to ride ATVs and UTVs. He likes building remote controlled electric trucks and cars, flying kites, swimming, riding bikes, playing board games, corn hole, golf, and pinball machines. He enjoys racing cars, and scuba diving. He also loves movies. And yet, his main priority is—without a doubt—his family.

Meet Dr. Alejandro Mioni

With a focus on patient care and management, Dr. Alejandro Amador Mioni has treated over 10,000 patients and given over 200,000 treatments during the last 20 years of practice. In 1999, he graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California and has remained committed to Palmer diversified, auto and car injury treatment, case management, and Chiropractic Biophysics since that time.

Dr. Mioni has known his wife since he was eight years old and has been happily married to her for the last 25 years. He speaks Spanish and has three children—a son and two daughters. When they married 25 years ago, Dr. Mioni’s wife began her career at Southwest Airlines in order for Dr. Mioni to have flight benefits to fly home every weekend to see her and the children.

His son went to college on a wrestling scholarship and wrestled for the Olympic Training Center at Northern Michigan University.  He is in the Navy now and currently training to be a Navy Seal (fingers crossed). His oldest daughter graduated from the University of Arizona and is also in the Navy, training to be a Nuclear Engineer. Their youngest daughter is going to ASU on an Academic Scholarship, having been accepted into the Barrett Honors College. She is studying Medicine.

Dr. Mioni is the baby in his family and is a first-generation United States Citizen. His parents came to the United States in the late 60s from Mexico City. In the early 70s, Dr. Mioni was born in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Mioni has many hobbies, and his wife says he has all the stuff in their closet and garage to prove it. He earned a bronze medal in the Junior Olympics as a Marksman. He likes to ride ATVs and UTVs. He likes building remote controlled electric trucks and cars, flying kites, swimming, riding bikes, playing board games, corn hole, golf, and pinball machines. He enjoys racing cars, and scuba diving. He also loves movies. And yet, his main priority is—without a doubt—his family.

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