Musculoskeletal Injection Therapy
Musculoskeletal injection therapy involves the injection of a substance directly within an area of the body affected by certain conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Typically the substances injected are steroids (corticosteroids / ‘cortisone’) and/or local anaesthetic. Other substances can be injected and hyaluronic acid (i.e. Ostenil) has increasing evidence to support its use in osteoarthritis. Clinicians wishing to refer a patient can find further information here.
The injection clinic at Life Fit Wellness offers steroid and hyaluronic acid injections and is delivered by Advanced Practice Physiotherapist, Stewart Kerr. Injections can be effective as part of a comprehensive management for many musculoskeletal conditions but may not be suitable for everyone. Often an injection can be a useful addition to a thorough rehabilitation program and therefore every effort is made to facilitate a seamless package of care alongside your physiotherapist where indicated.
Prior to your appointment you will be given an information leaflet to read thoroughly and you will be given an opportunity to discuss any questions you may have prior to your injection. Your appointment will include a consultation and thorough examination to determine your suitability for injection.
Following your injection, your treating physiotherapist and G.P. will be given a report with details of the injection and recommendations for your ongoing care. You will normally be advised to have a review consultation following your injection to check your response to the injection and provide further advice.
Common conditions that may be conducive to injection therapy include:
– Subacromial pain / bursitis
– Acromio-clavicular (AC) joint pain
– Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
– Glenohumeral joint (shoulder ball & socket joint) arthritis
– Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
– Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis)
– Olecranon bursitis
Hand & Wrist
– Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
– Trigger finger
– Tenosynovitis of the thumb and finger tendons (inflammation of the tendon sheath)
– Base of thumb arthritis
– Finger arthritis
– Trochanteric bursitis (lateral hip pain)
– Ishcial bursitis (base of pelvis / ‘sit bone’ pain)
– Knee osteoarthritis
– Pre-patellar and infrapatellar bursitis
– Pes anserine bursitis
– Iliotibial band bursitis
– Ankle osteoarthritis
– 1st metatarsalphalangeal joint (big toe / bunion) arthritis
– Morton’s neuroma
– Retrocalcaneal bursitis (back of heel)
If you think you may benefit from injection therapy or wish to discuss further please contact the clinic for more details on 01324 614044.
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