Non-steroidal injections are a great way to reduce pain and enable patients to perform physical therapy treatments with minimal discomfort. Combining physical therapy with non-steroidal injections can provide long-term relief from pain, as it treats the problem rather than just masking it. The main benefit of using a non-steroidal injection is that it reduces the chances of your immune system becoming weakened. Studies have shown that these injections can be just as effective as steroid injections, leading to a substantial decrease in pain and an increase in joint range of motion.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a newer option for treating osteoarthritis joint pain. This involves processing the patient's own blood in a centrifuge to remove red blood cells and most of the white blood cells, concentrating the platelets. Toradol (ketorolac tromethamine) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is usually administered via injection. It is used for the short-term treatment of moderate to severe acute pain.
For the past few years, toradol has been used intra-articularly in a similar way to cortisone injections for joint pain. This further supports the argument for an alternative to corticosteroids and helps prevent the harmful effects of steroids.