Joint Injections

Relieve Joint Pain


What are joint injections?

Joint injections are a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to treat a variety of joint conditions, including arthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis. During the procedure, our consultant will inject medication directly into the affected joint. This can help to reduce inflammation, and pain, and improve range of motion.

Joint Injections

Type of joint injections

Corticosteroid injections: Corticosteroids are powerful anti-inflammatory drugs that can help to reduce pain and inflammation in the joint. Corticosteroid injections are typically used for short-term relief of joint pain and inflammation. These are usually performed with long or short-acting anaesthetics.

When are joint injections used?

Joint injections may be recommended for patients with a variety of joint conditions, including:

  • Arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and psoriatic arthritis)
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Gout
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Other joint injuries and conditions

How are joint injections performed?

Joint injections are typically performed in or treatment room by a consultant orthopaedic surgeon. The patient will be positioned in a way that makes the affected joint easily accessible. The surgeon will then clean the area around the joint and inject a local anesthetic to numb the area. Once the area is numb, the surgeon will insert a needle into the joint and inject the medication.

What are the risks and side effects of joint injections?

Joint injections are generally safe, but there are some risks and side effects associated with the procedure. These risks include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Nerve damage
  • Damage to the joint
  • Allergic reaction to the medication

The side effects of joint injections vary depending on the type of medication injected. Corticosteroid injections can cause side effects such as weight gain, fluid retention, and mood changes.

How long do joint injections last?

The duration of relief from joint injections varies depending on the type of medication injected and the underlying joint condition. Corticosteroid injections typically provide relief for several weeks to months.

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What our patients say

"I had a wonderful experience with from start to finish. The surgeon listened to my concerns and expectations from my treatment and answered fully any questions that I had. Delighted with the overall result"

Lisa Rickard
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