Steroid Injections

Steroid Injections at Blakelands Hospital

Injection is a procedure used in the treatment of inflammatory conditions, such as inflammatory and/or degenerative joint conditions due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, tendinitis, bursitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and occasionally osteoarthritis.

What happens during a Steroid Injection?

A hypodermic needle is used to inject an agent into the affected joint. The most common agent to be injected are corticosteroids. 

Corticosteroids are related to the natural steroid made by the body called cortisol and may be recommended by a clinician to both reduce inflammation and help prevent long-term muscle and ligament damage. 

Steroid injection therapy may also be a treatment option to help reduce inflammation for bursitis, which is a condition where the fluid-filled sacs between tendons and bones become swollen. This type of injection can also relieve pain from tendonitis, when the tendons attaching muscle to bone become inflamed and painful.

Who can I see for an injection?

This service is led by a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who, during the initial consultation will assess the patient and advise on the best course of treatment for a particular problem. 

If Steroid injection treatment is the best option for the patient, the initial consultation will include the initial injection and this can be followed by a further two treatments, allowing the maximum of three injections in twelve months. In some cases the consultant may advise the injection to be done under guidance by ultrasound.

Book an appointment
Call us today on 01908 049 665 enquire about an appointment with a Consultant, or email us via our contact form.

Please note this service is only available to private patients either self-paying or using Medical Insurance.

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