Steroid (corticosteroid) injections are given to provide pain relief and reduce inflammation in the joints and soft tissues of the body. Cortisone is used which is a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine that works to break the cycle of pain and swelling in the joint. Once pain is reduced a graduated return to normal exercise can be supervised by one of our practitioners.
Steroid injections are an extremely effective treatment of sports Injuries and inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis (wear and tear, arthritis), rheumatoid arthritis and sudden painful attacks caused by gout and are a popular choice of pain relief lasting up to 6-12 months. Usually administered when other forms of physiotherapy hasn’t been successful, or when you’re suffering from overuse syndromes.
An accurate diagnosis of the injury or condition is essential, and our clinicians are experts in diagnosis. They will examine you thoroughly and our doctor may use relevant ultrasound to assist the diagnosis. If necessary, you will be referred for an MRI or to a surgeon if surgery is indicated.
Our Injection therapy service is flexible around your work schedule and affordable. Our Doctor or Sports Medicine Podiatrist will assess and advise on your injury and ascertain if a steroid injection would be beneficial to your condition. If you decided to proceed, it could be booked in for the same day/appointment or scheduled to a date to suit.