Daisy Manuel-Arguelles, DO
Family Practice Physician located in Sonoma, CA
If you don’t like needles, you’re certainly not alone. Daisy Manuel-Arguelles, DO, understands that injections are a necessary part of maintaining great health, and has the skill and training needed to administer a wide variety of injections to men, women, and children in Sonoma, California. Don’t let injection anxiety lead to negative health outcomes; Dr. Manuel-Arguelles can work with you to make your experience a positive one. Book a visit to get the care you need to thrive. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a convenient appointment time, or contact the office by phone to check appointment availability.
Injections Q & A
Why are injections necessary?
There are times when you need medication that cannot be effectively delivered orally. Injections are a great way to get medication exactly where it’s needed without relying on your digestive system to get the job done.
Intravenous delivery is another option but requires a larger needle placed directly into one of your veins. Using an IV to deliver medication also requires a longer period of time as the medication is diluted in a slow saline drip.
Intramuscular injections deliver medication into the deep tissue of your muscles, where they can be quickly absorbed into your bloodstream. Other injections are administered directly into a joint where the medication can get to work right away.
What are cortisone injections?
Cortisone injections contain a mix of a corticosteroid and a local anesthetic. The medication works to relieve pain and reduce inflammation in your joints. Cortisone injections are used to treat:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Reactive arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Plantar fasciitis
Too many cortisone injections can cause joint deterioration. Dr. Manuel-Arguelles works closely with you to determine the best treatment options for joint pain and takes a very conservative approach to cortisone injections.
What is a needle biopsy?
A biopsy is a procedure that removes a small portion of tissue to check for cellular abnormalities. Biopsies are most commonly done to screen for cancer, but can also reveal the presence of many other health issues.
A needle biopsy uses a sterile, hollow needle to reach the target area and remove a small portion of tissue. Different needles and techniques are used for different types of biopsy.
For example, fine-needle biopsy uses a long, thin needle to remove fluid and cells from the target area. A core needle biopsy makes use of a slightly larger needle with a special cutting tip to remove a tiny column of tissue from the target area. There are other approaches that can gather more cells.
Are injections painful?
With more than two decades of experience, Dr. Manuel-Arguelles has the skills needed to complete all types of injections with minimal discomfort. You may feel a slight pinch as the injection is administered, but the sensation passes within seconds.
If you have a high degree of anxiety about injections or needles, speak with Dr. Manuel-Arguelles about your concerns. She can work with you to reduce your anxiety and make the injection experience less tense. Book an appointment today to learn more about the role injections can play in improving your quality of life.