There are three main types of injection therapy for the treatment of joint, tendon and ligament pain.
These are the most recognised injections for their benefits in reducing inflammation.
By reducing inflammation it is an effective way to reduce your experience of pain.
The complete package of care for Ultrasound guided corticosteroid injections is £150.
This includes clinical examination, ultrasound scan and a guided corticosteroid injection. Book now by calling 0114 267 1901
Typical examples of where injection therapy can benefit include osteoarthritis, tendonitis, capsulitis and bursitis. These inflammatory conditions can affect any area of the body; common examples include shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and ankle joints. The big toes and thumb joints can also cause significant inflammatory pain.
Ostenil is an injection of Hyaluronic acid. When joints are suffering with degenerative changes the lubrication within the joint can also become affected. Ostenil Plus is a brand of Hyaluronic acid that has been trailed in many studies and has been found to benefit the long term maintenance of degenerating joints.
These injections cost £260 when combined with a clinical examination, ultrasound enhanced diagnosis and guided placement of the injection to ensure safe needle placement.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an injection treatment designed to promote healing and reduce pain. It is an effective treatment for tissues such as tendons and ligaments that have been damaged and require a boost to their healing process.
The technique requires an extraction of whole blood from the patient. This is taken from a surface vein. The blood sample is then spun at high speed to separate the Plasma from the red blood cells.
The blood plasma contains high levels of Growth Factors. By increasing the number of Growth Factors within damaged tissue, it is possible to optmise your own bodies healing process. Clinical trials have shown benefit for long term tendon and ligament injuries and more recently it is being used as an alternative to steroids for the long term management of arthritic joints.
PRP treatments cost £260 for a new patient and follow up injections cost £225. Dependent on the severity of the condition up to 3 injections may be required.
If you require more information on ultrasound guided injections please visit our specialist injection webpage www.injectionclinic.co.uk or phone 0114 267 1901
Diagnosis and technique: essential for best outcome.
Chris Creaghan is the injection therapist at Active Healthcare. With over 20 years of clinical experience in diagnosis, injection therapy and ultrasound scanning, Chris has a wealth of experience.
Previously Chris worked as the clinical lead for NHS Kirklees, working along side the regions orthopaedic consultants. Now working as a front-line clinician at several GP Practices, he mixes NHS and private work.
Chris states that the advantage with private work at Active Healthcare is that he has the time to perform full differential diagnosis and detailed scans along with guided injections. By working along side specialists in osteopathy and avoiding delays in accessing appropriate treatment, the healthcare requirements of clients can be delivered in a timely manner.
Chris strongly recommends that injections are administered under guidance to ensure accurate needle placement. Guided injections are both safer and more effective.