Steroid injections have been used in everyday medical practice for many years and,
when used appropriately, are potentially of great benefit to patients. Corticosteroids reduce inflammation and as a consequence reduce pain.
What are the benefits of a Steroid Injection?
Steroids are powerful anti-inflammatory medicines. While a steroid injection might not cure your condition, they will facilitate the body’s natural healing process to better manage the symptoms. They can help by breaking the cycle of pain and inflammation which in turn will allow for more freedom of movement and increase the ability to carry out appropriate rehabilitation exercises. A local injection allows a high dose to be delivered directly into the source of the problem, reducing the risk of more general side-effects.
Is a Steroid Injection right for me?
Steroid injections do not always have a beneficial response so an initial physiotherapy assessment is always recommended. Steroid Injections work best when used in conjunction with a rehabilitation program and are typically sought after when pain is a limiting factor or when conservative management is slow or has failed. They can be used to treat symptoms of a wide range of inflammatory conditions such as:
- Frozen Shoulder
- Tennis and Golfers elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
How is the Steroid Injection performed?
Steroid injections at the Clinic at Hampden are performed by experienced, fully trained doctors, physiotherapists, and podiatrists. Your clinician will take a detailed history and perform a full objective, clinical examination of the affected area to establish the diagnosis and assess your suitability for a steroid injection.
In addition, the clinician will undertake a pre-injection screening process to identify any risk factors as well as go over potential side-effects and complications. You will be able to ask any questions and if you are happy to proceed then you will be asked to sign a consent form to go ahead.
The clinician will use a sterile technique to minimise risk of infection and perform the injection using landmark guidance (using the body’s own anatomical landmarks to guide the injection).
Cost and availability?
A steroid Injection within the Clinic costs £150 and is available on most days of the week.
How do I get further information and book?
For further information or to establish if you are suitable for this treatment, please contact us by phone (0141 6166161) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can book a session with one of our physiotherapists online for your initial assessment.