We found 2 providers with an interest in trigger point injections and who accept Coventry near Woodbury, NJ.

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Specializes in Physiatry
318 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ

Dr. Kavita Gupta, who practices in Voorhees, NJ and Haddon Heights, NJ, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include migraine, elbow pain, and electromyography (EMG). Patient reviews placed Dr. Gupta at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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All Interests: Elbow Pain, Facial Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frederick L Ballet, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
608 North Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ

Dr. Frederick Ballet works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Before performing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Ballet attended New York Medical College for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, forearm fracture, and hand joint replacement. Patients gave Dr. Ballet an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ballet accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital and Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Hand Joint Replacement, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)




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What are Trigger Point Injections?

Trigger points are small, irritated spots within a muscle that produce pain. They may be tender when pressed and may spread referred pain out to other areas. Trigger points can be caused by illness, injury, or by the repetitive strain of poor posture.

Trigger point injection is a treatment that uses needles to break up and release these painful spots in the muscles. A physician injects the trigger point with anesthetic, saline, or steroids. Then the needle is moved up and down through the knot several times. The injection numbs and relaxes the spasm within the muscle, increasing blood flow and allowing the patient to stretch the area, reducing pain.

While trigger point injection can be useful for anyone experiencing this type of pain, it is commonly used specifically for patients with muscle pain disorders such as fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome. These patients may be especially prone to developing these painful knots within their muscle tissue.
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