Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that can cause problems with the knees. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic condition that causes the breakdown of cartilage between the joints. Cartilage serves as a cushion for joints and protects the surface of the bones. Without this cushion, bones can rub or grind together, causing pain, stiffness, and swelling.

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Your Care Pathway with us

  1. To book an appointment you can call our normal reception line, 0142084487, email direct to or click the button given below.
  2. Complete MSK Examination and testing.
  3. Detailed MSK ultrasound scan.
  4. Discussion of your treatment plan; £250 includes aspiration and Cortisone Injection or Ostenil plus (Hyaluronic injection) Costs £350. 
  5. Conservative management we offer are physiotherapy, massage, acupuncture, shockwave therapy, rehabilitation.

Our Treatment Procedures

Injection Therapy for Knee Arthritis

Ostenil (Hyaluronic Acid) Injections

Hyaluronic acid injections can give many patients some relief of pain for degenerative joint conditions. The improvements, as with any injection, are temporary but can last up to 6-9 months. Hyaluronic acid injections are generally considered to be very safe, although very few people may experience some pain for around 48 hours after the injections. This usually fully resolves quickly and can be managed with relative rest, cold compress, and over-the-counter painkillers.

Corticosteroid Injections

Osteoarthritis can make everyday life and simple movement difficult. Corticosteroid injections are among the most common knee injections. Doctors and trained clinicians inject corticosteroids directly into the knee joint to help relieve knee pain and inflammation quickly.

They are routinely used to reduce inflammation. Corticosteroids mimic the effects of a substance called cortisol that is naturally produced by the adrenal glands. These are not the same as anabolic steroids used by bodybuilders to gain muscle mass. Steroids can be taken orally as tablets or given as an injection to the joint or soft tissue. The purpose for injecting steroids is to target a much smaller dose more precisely to the area of pain for better result. The injected corticosteroid quickly travels to the inflammation site and provides rapid relief to the inflamed area and is more powerful than traditional oral anti-inflammatory medications and safer than oral steroids as it does not cause many of the side effects that oral corticosteroid medications do.

CINGAL Injections 

CINGAL injections, increasingly popular for treating knee osteoarthritis and other joint issues affecting cartilage health, combine hyaluronic acid and corticosteroids to provide immediate and sustained pain relief by lubricating joints and reducing inflammation. At Alton Pain Clinic, we emphasise non-surgical options to enhance patients’ quality of life. The procedure involves a single injection, with minor side effects such as temporary soreness or swelling, and most patients can resume normal activities shortly after. The benefits, which can last up to six months, are maximised when combined with physical therapy and lifestyle adjustments.

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