Since we are kickstarting your body into building new tissue, it does take some time for the new cellular regeneration to take place. Some patients report dramatic improvement in just a couple weeks, while for others it may take up to 90 days or more. Each individual case is unique so timing depends on your age, the severity of your condition, and many other lifestyle factors.
It is possible, however unlikely. Once again, it depends on your age and the severity of the injury, as well as other lifestyle factors. If you don’t experience significant pain reduction in the first four months, your doctor may suggest performing one more injection to the joint to boost further tissue regeneration. You will know what to expect after your consultation and evaluation.
Since you are getting an injection, you may feel some brief stinging. Most patients describe a temporary pinching and then burning sensation. Although it doesn’t last long, if you are sensitive to pain, our providers can apply a topical anesthetic to minimize the pain.
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