What are Corticosteroid injections?
Corticosteroid injections, or Cortisone injections, are steroid injections for pain relief. Joint injections are non-surgical procedures in which anaesthetic and corticosteroid solutions are injected directly into injured joint tissue. This may give you the immediate pain relief you need to improve your range of motion and participate in physical therapy exercises that were previously too challenging for you. Hydrocortisone medication, which is injected, is a manmade steroid; it is an artificial version of cortisol, which is a hormone produced in the body to reduce inflammation.
Steroid injections are a relatively safe form of treatment for pain relief; however, our highly trained clinician would do a detailed assessment first to establish the safety of these injections for you and will discuss them in detail before the injection is done.
Pain in Conditions that can be treated with Corticosteroid injections
- Chronic Sports injuries
- Arthritis: knee, shoulder, ankle, and various other joint arthritis
- Frozen shoulder
- Tennis elbow pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome pain
- Ankle pain
- Plantar fasciitis pain
- Various other tendon pains
- Chronic pain
Why should I get a corticosteroid injection?
Here are some reasons why steroid injections are beneficial:
- Fast-acting pain relief
- Relatively safe
- Reduce inflammation
- Relieve pain
- Decrease stiffness
- Help you to do exercise to help with pain long-term.
Hyaluronic acid injection:
Hyaluronic acid injections, commonly known as gel injections, are used to slow or protect the degenerative changes in joints and increase lubrication around tendons. The body naturally produces hyaluronic acid for lubrication, and arthritis affects this production, which results in the destruction of joint cartilage or wear and tear in tendons.
Hyaluronic acid injections have been shown to reduce pain and improve function in joints such as the knee with mild to moderate osteoarthritis, with the effects lasting from 4 to 12 months. We have found Hyaluronic acid to be a safe and effective way of managing osteoarthritis pain, but it is rarely available on the NHS.
Research confirms hyaluronic acid injections:
- reduce pain
- improve lubrication
- improve shock absorption
- improve nutrition on joint surfaces
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance and, therefore, is an extremely safe form of treatment. Hyaluronic acid has been licenced as a ‘medical device’ and therefore does not require a medical prescription for use.
At Resilient Healthcare Walsall Clinic, we have highly specialised practitioners who have been doing joint injections for years. We are happy to discuss this treatment with you in detail.
How do I book appointment?
Physiotherapy helps to regain, maintain and improve normal activities when it is affected by injury, pain, illness or disability. Physiotherapist can undertake an extensive subjective assessment, physical examination, investigation referrals, diagnosis, medication prescription, joint injections, patient education, health promotion, management, prognosis, disease prevention, physical intervention, rehabilitation andlead chronic pain management program. Physiotherapy management includes prescription of specific exercises, manual therapy, manipulation, soft tissue massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, use of electrotherapy modalities such as Ultrasound therapy, Interferential Therapy (IFT), Shockwave Therapy, hot and cold therapy and Laser therapy.
Deep Soft Tissue & Sports Massage
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Chronic Pain Management
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