CORTISONE INJECTION LONDON
Cortisone or Steroid (Kenalog) Injections for pain relief, Ostenil injections for Arthritic Joints
Equilibrium Therapy Centre in Wandsworth offers injection therapy service delivered by highly trained and specialised Clinicians, who are trained in the clinical use of Cortisone and Ostenil (Hyaluronic acid) Injections. We are Ostenil Approved Clinic.
How Cortisone or Kenalog injection can help
There is a significant amount of research which demonstrates that steroid injections give better levels of pain relief, give longer lasting effects than medication, and improve the function by reducing the inflammation. Corticosteroid injections, in general, are well tolerated by the body and do not cause the typical side-effects seen by taking oral steroids, or anabolic steroids.
To Book an appointment for Cortisone Injection London Clinic
To book for a Cortisone or Kenalog injection you can call our normal reception line, 02088708761 or email direct to email@example.com requesting an appointment for an injection.
Issues Cortisone or Kenalog injections can help with
Cortisone injection can be very effective to decrease pain in frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, localised soft tissue inflammation or tenosynovitis, such as tennis elbow or tendon inflammation at the shoulder and subacromial or trochanteric bursitis. For osteoarthritis of the knee or any other joint in the body, Steroid or Ostenil (hyaluronic acid) injections prove to be very beneficial to help relieve pain and inflammation and improving function.
Cortisone or Kenalog Injection London Clinic Cost?
The cost of Cortisone or Kenalog injection is £150 per injection.
Ostenil injection plus cost of hyaluronic acid (Ostenil): total fee: £220 per injection. Discounted price of £375 for two ostenil injections.
Cortisone injection London Clinic FAQ’s:
Below you will find some of the most commonly asked questions concerning steroid injections.
What are steroids?
Corticosteroids are manufactured versions of hormones naturally produced by the adrenal glands. When corticosteroids are injected into a joint or muscle they can help relieve inflammation in a nearby part of the body, which can then reduce any pain and stiffness. Common used steroids are Kenalog injections, Hydrocortisone injections etc.
What drugs we use at Cortisone Injection London Clinic?
The most commonly used steroid drugs are known as hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone and triamcinolone. They have brand names too such as Depo-medrone and Kenalog injections. In addition, a local anaesthetic known as Lidocaine is used.
How Cortisone Injection are given?
When steroids are given for the purpose of pain relief, they are often used in conjunction with a local anaesthetic called Lidocaine. This will provide immediate pain relief that lasts a few hours and also has diagnostic value.
You can receive injections to the joints (an intra-articular injection), the muscles on tendons and their insertions. (an intramuscular injection). Only a trained and qualified healthcare professional can perform these injections.
What should I do if I get pain after Cortisone Injection?
You may notice your joint pain increasing immediately following an injection, but this should abate within 48 hours. Often the pain can be easily controlled by using some ice wrapped in a towel around the affected area to reduce the pain. Often the pain will not be too bad as a local anaesthetic will be used.
Do I still need to do my exercises?
Yes, you should still complete the exercises set by your physiotherapist after a recommended rest period of 1-2 weeks. Your physiotherapist may also encourage you to complete more intensive mobilisation and rehabilitation in the days after the injection treatment while the joint is less painful.
How many Cortisone or Kenalog injections am I allowed to have?
You usually need to wait at least 6 weeks between injections. Doctors normally recommend no more than two injections to hip, knee and ankle joints in the space of 12 months and no more than three injection per year in other parts of body.
How Long does the Cortisone injection take to work?
Shorter acting soluble steroids usually begin to give relief within a few hours. Longer acting steroids may take around two weeks to become effective, but these types usually ease symptoms for a longer period.
How long will the effects of Cortisone injection last?
It really depends on a number of factors. Some longer lasting, less soluble steroids can be effective for two months or longer. Sometimes improvement can be none at all. Factors include what else the patient may be doing to themselves, for example, if you have tennis elbow caused by playing tennis, and you have a steroid injection and then continue playing tennis or aggravating the problem you may get limited benefit. However, if you also make changes to your lifestyle, sports, do rehab exercises, and see a physiotherapist it is likely the effects of the steroid injection will last much longer.
What side effects can Cortisone or Kenalog injections cause?
This will depend on where the steroid is injected and what type of steroid you receive. Milder forms such as hydrocortisone tend to have weaker side effects than the stronger mixtures of methylprednisolone and triamcinolone.
- Pain and discomfort for a few days in the injected area
- Temporary bruising or collection of blood under the skin
- A flushed complexion
- An infection, causing redness swelling and pain
- Paler skin at the injected area
- Loss of fat at the injected area
- A rise in blood sugar (more likely for diabetes sufferers)
- Risk of tendon rupture
Can I go straight back to work after Cortisone Injection?
It is advised to wait 30 minutes immediately after the injection at clinic reception before driving a vehicle. If you feel okay and aren’t in too much pain it is fine to return to work immediately. However, if your job involves heavy lifting, you should aim to reduce your workload for several days following injection.
Can I drive straight after Cortisone injection?
Yes, as long as you aren’t in too much pain and feel you can safely control the vehicle. However, it is advised to bring someone with you on the day to drive you back home following your injection.
Can I drink alcohol while on Cortisone injections?
Yes, there is no specific reason to avoid alcohol after receiving a steroid injection.
Do Cortisone injections affect pregnancy?
Single steroid injections are not likely to affect fertility or pregnancy. However, if you are pregnant it is strongly advised that you seek a doctor’s advice before receiving a steroid injection. If in any doubt, do not have a steroid injection.
Do Cortisone injections affect breastfeeding?
If an injection is given during breastfeeding, small amounts can pass into your breast milk. While this is unlikely to be harmful to your baby, you should still consult with a doctor before receiving a steroid injection. If in any doubt, do not have a steroid injection.
Can I have other medications while on Cortisone injections?
Yes. However, if you are taking a type of medication call an anticoagulant (a drug that things the blood), you are highly unlikely to be offered a steroid injection. This is because of the risk of bleeding into the joint. If you are taking an anticoagulant it is important that you inform your doctor before proceeding with a steroid injection.
What should I do if I have diabetes?
You should carefully monitor your blood sugar levels for 48 hours following a steroid injection. This is because sugar levels often rise and you may need more insulin than usual.
If you are unsure about whether this is suitable for you or if you like to know more about whether conservative physiotherapy treatment may benefit you more, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us and we would be happy to discuss your options.
Read more about Physiotherapy at the Equilibrium Therapy Centre in Wandsworth.
We are Ostenil Approved Clinic in London
What is OSTENIL PLUS?
OSTENIL PLUS is a solution containing hyaluronic acid developed specifically for the treatment of osteoarthritis. It can be injected into the knee, or any of the other synovial joints in the body to decrease pain and stiffness and improve the other symptoms of osteoarthritis.