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One stop Private treatment:
Expert Assessment &
Ultrasound guided injection

Patient with orthopedist doctor in his office. Knee sonography..jpg
  • Most shoulder, elbow & hand pain resolves without the need for surgery if treated early.
     

  • Ultra Sound Scan to screen soft tissues and accurately diagnose area of pain generation. 

  • Ultra Sound guided Cortisone injection to accurately target the area causing pain.
     

  • Quicker recovery and pain relief to start rehabilitation. 

  • Working together with your physiotherapist for an individualised treatment program.

Frequently asked questions??

What is a steroid? 
Steroids are a manmade version of hormones normally produced by the body.

 

What does it do ? 
When injected into a joint or bursa, steroids reduce pain and swelling (inflammation) in the area. This helps relieve pain and stiffness.


What do I expect after the injection?
A steroid injection also contains local anaesthetic. When injected into the area causing pain you should feel relief of symptoms within a few minutes. The steroid will take a longer time to work usually within 5-7 days. A single injection in conjunction with physiotherapy may be all that is needed. A small proportion of patients have persistent symptoms and require surgery.

 

Can a I have repeated cortisone/ steroid injections?

 

Generally repeated injections are not advised to increased side effects and diminishing benefits. In my practice 2 steroid maximum a year is safe.
 

What are the side effects?
A steroid injection is very safe. Generally it a single shot is given and targeted to a specific area to minimise risks.

 

  • Infection. Less than 1/5000

  • Allergic reactions. Rare usually due to local anesthetic.

  • Local bleeding.

  • Rupture of a tendon. Less than 1/3000

  • Flare up 

  • Skin discoloration.

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