Overview

At Panakeia, we offer joint injections to help with a range of conditions related to various parts of the body. These include:

Shoulder
Elbow
Wrist
Frozen Shoulder
Tennis elbow
Carpal tunnel
Arthritis
Golfers elbow
Tenosynovitis
Trigger Finger
Arthritis wrist and thumb
HIP
KNEE
FOOT
Trochanteric Bursitis
Arthritis
Plantar Fasciitis

Injections in the joint can be given to help relieve pain, reduce any inflammation associated and to make the joint more mobile. This is achieved using different types of steroids. The choice of steroid used depends on the nature of the problem.

Consultation

You will be assessed by the doctor to make a diagnosis and decide whether an injection is likely to help your symptoms. If an injection is thought to be beneficial, after discussing the benefits and risks that may be associated with the treatment, you will be required to sign a consent form. You will also be given a date for the injection. The doctor may be able to give the injection during your initial consultation if possible.

Treatment

On the day of the injection, the doctor will again discuss the consent form and procedure and confirm that you are happy to proceed.

The injection will be done under aseptic conditions taking utmost care to ensure a clean environment, thereby reducing risk of infection.

The injection will contain a steroid and in some cases, this may be combined with a local anaesthetic, either given separately or mixed with the steroid.

The effect of the injection is variable and may last from a few weeks to several months. Repeat injections can be given if necessary.

Post-Treatment

There may be an area of numbness around the injection site if a local anaesthetic is used. It may take a few hours for the anaesthetic to wear off and the feeling to come back to the joint. You may need oral painkiller medication when this wears off to treat the temporary discomfort you may experience.

Complications

In some patients, there may be some increase in pain and swelling in the injected area. This will usually settle in a couple of days; however if this persists or is associated with fever etc, you will be advised to see a doctor ASAP. In a small proportion of patients, they may develop a change in the colour of skin around the injected site; this is however uncommon.

Follow up

Majority of the patients do not have any problems after a joint injection. You will be offered a follow up appointment 4 weeks after the injection if you need to discuss anything.

Price list

 Initial consultation fee From £50

 Treatment injections from £150

Exact prices to be confirmed during your consultation

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