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The Popularity of Joint Injections

Joint injections are becoming increasingly popular these days with more and more family physicians and other doctors performing them for their patients. From athletes looking for treatment to help them recover for an injury to elderly patients dealing with arthritis and other joint pain, the spectrum of patients turning to joint pain management is broad. Why has joint care become so big and what can you do as a medical professional to make sure you’re catering to your entire patient base?

Joint pain takes on many forms. The most prominent joint disease in the world is osteoarthritis, and anti-inflammation treatments have sprung up to combat the condition. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention lists some statistics on arthritic conditions that jump off the page.

  • Almost 50% of people will develop osteoarthritis in their knee(s) by 85 years
  • 66% of obese people will develop the same condition
  • 25% of people will experience hip arthritis in their lifetime
  • Over 50 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis or similar condition
    • Estimates put diagnoses at 67 million by 2030

With an aging population, stress on emergency rooms and widespread change to healthcare laws, the time has never been better to further your knowledge on joint injections and pain management and reach a wider patient base in the process. Joint injections are also becoming more favorable for patients who would rather avoid costly surgical procedures or find topical treatments to be unhelpful.

NPI proudly carries a variety of CME courses focused on joints. From our joint injection course to value courses that include ultrasound guidance, you’ll walk away from your hands-on joint injection CME with a better understanding of the various factors that go into joint pain and how best to treat those issues in a safe, long-lasting manner.