Muscle Injection Specialist

Eneida Agosto, M.D. -  - Rheumatologist

Heights Rheumatology and Esthetics

Eneida Agosto, M.D.

Rheumatologist & Aesthetic Specialist located in Jackson Heights, NY & Washington Heights, New York, NY

Chronic muscle pain and stiffness can make even the simplest task seem unbearable. With the help of rheumatologist expert Eneida Agosto, MD, of Heights Rheumatology and Esthetics you can get custom muscle injection treatment plans that are tailored to your needs. Schedule an evaluation at the Jackson Heights or Washington Heights clinics to see if muscle injections are right for you. Either click on the online scheduler or call the office to book.

Muscle Injection Q & A

Why do I need muscle injections?

Chronic muscle pain and widespread stiffness can affect your quality of life and make even the simplest tasks seem unbearably painful. You might benefit from muscle injections if you have:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle trigger points
  • Myofascial pain syndrome

Muscle injections are also beneficial if you have pain at muscles or trigger points not responding to conventional oral medications or therapy or if you have a hard time waiting for the treatments to relieve your pain.  


When do muscle injections start working?

Almost instantly. Dr. Agosto carefully inserts the thin needle directly into your muscle, often where you’re feeling the most pain, which releases knots and tension almost immediately. This treatment, sometimes called a trigger point injection (TPI), allows her to administer inflammation-reducing corticosteroid medication (if needed) directly into your affected muscle.

Part of the muscle injection solution also often includes a local anesthetic, so you should feel relief within a matter of minutes. The corticosteroids or other similar medications in muscle injections continue improving pain and inflammation over the following weeks and can last for months at a time.


How many muscle injections do I need?

It just depends on how well you respond to muscle injection therapy and your specific pain level. You could benefit from monthly muscle injection sessions with Dr. Agosto, although if you’re getting corticosteroid injections, you’re probably going to need injections less frequently — like 3-4 times per year. Dr. Agosto tailors your muscle injection treatment plan when you come into Heights Rheumatologyand Esthetics for your consultation, so you should know about how many muscle injections you need and how often.


Are muscle injections painful?

Muscle injections can cause some slight stinging, growing pressure, or burning, but you shouldn’t feel pain. To help ensure your muscle injection therapy is as smooth and comfortable as possible, Dr. Agosto often recommends applying an ice pack or topical numbing cream before coming in for your appointment. This way, your sensation is decreased in your treatment area and you can completely relax.

Before living another day in pain, find out if you’re a candidate for muscle injections offered at Heights Rheumatology and Esthetics. Book your visit either online or over the phone.