CORTISONE INJECTIONS IN HAMPSHIRE

Ultrasound Guided Cortisone Injections in Hampshire

At Alton Pain clinic in Hampshire, we offer specialized joint injection service delivered by highly trained professionals. These clinicians are skilled not only in physiotherapy but also in the administration of Ultrasound Guided Cortisone or steroid injections in Hampshire.

We design our service to make pain-relieving injections more accessible, convenient and tailor-made for the patients. We aim to streamline patient pathways, minimize waiting times, and maintain a high standard of care. When conservative management fails to improve symptoms, our joint injection service becomes invaluable in providing relief.

Which Body Parts Can We Inject?

We offer steroid injections for a wide range of conditions:

  • Frozen shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of knee and hip
  • Ankle and heel pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist
  • Trigger fingers
  • Soft tissue inflammation
  • Tennis elbow
  • Bursitis and tendonitis affecting any area in the body.
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Benefits of Steroid Injections

Steroid injections are effective in providing superior pain relief and longer-lasting effects compared to oral medication. By reducing inflammation, these injections improve function and mobility. Importantly, Corticosteroid injections are generally well-tolerated by the body and do not typically cause the side effects associated with oral or anabolic steroids.

How Do I Book Cortisone Injection in Hampshire?

To book for a steroid injection in Hampshire, you can call our reception line, 0142084487 or email direct to info@altonpainclinic.co.uk requesting an appointment for an injection. Please include your name, date of birth, your address and GP contact details. You will be sent a form to complete and forward back to us or bring along on the day which gives information about the injection.

Your Care Pathway with us

  • To book an appointment you can call our reception line, 0142084487, email direct to info@altonpainclinic.co.uk or click the button given below.
  • Complete MSK Examination and testing.
  • Detailed MSK ultrasound scan.
  • Discussion of your treatment plan. Treatment Plans can include advanced treatments and procedures.
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Cortisone Injections FAQs

What are steroids?

Steroids are synthetic versions of hormones naturally produced by the adrenal glands located above the kidneys in our body. They help alleviate inflammation, thus reducing pain and stiffness.

Commonly used steroids include hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, and triamcinolone, often combined with a local anaesthetic like Lidocaine.

Some discomfort immediately after the injection is normal, but it should subside within 48 hours. Applying ice to the area and taking Paracetamol can help manage any discomfort.

It is important to continue with the exercises prescribed by your physiotherapist after a rest period of 1-2 weeks.

Patients need to wait at least 8 weeks between injections, with a maximum of three injections to the same hip, knee, or ankle joints over a period of twelve months.

Short-acting steroids may provide relief within hours, while longer-acting ones may take two weeks to show their full effect.

The duration of relief varies depending on factors such as the type of steroid used and individual response. Lifestyle changes, rehabilitation, and physiotherapy can help prolong the benefits.

Side effects can include pain, bruising, flushing, infection, skin changes, slight increase in blood glucose levels, and rare complications like infection or tendon rupture.

Patients are advised to wait 20-30 minutes after the injection before driving. Returning to work immediately is generally fine. Patients should avoid heavy lifting for next few days to allow for proper recovery.

Yes, there is no specific reason to avoid alcohol after the injection.

The cost of cortisone injections can vary depending on the specific treatment required. For inquiries about costs, please contact us directly.

Yes, you can have other medications while on steroid injections. If you are taking a blood-thinning medication (anticoagulant), then you need to inform your clinician prior to the injection.

Single steroid injections are not likely to affect fertility or pregnancy. However, if you are pregnant, it is strongly advised to seek a doctor’s advice before receiving a steroid injection.

If an injection is given during breastfeeding, it can pass small amounts into your breast milk, which is not considered harmful. You should still consult with a doctor before receiving a steroid injection.

The improvement in trigger finger symptoms can vary from person to person. Some may experience relief within a few days, while for others, it may take a couple of weeks.