Joint injections may occasionally be required as part of the treatment of any joint or soft tissue problem.
These will usually involve injections of local anesthetic or steroid either directly into joints or into to the tissues surrounding them).
Conditions which may benefit from steroid injections include ‘soft tissue problems’ such as Tennis elbow, Golfer’s elbow, Shoulder tendinitis (supraspinatus tendinitis), Carpal tunnel syndrome, Trochanteric bursitis, regional myofascial pain syndrome.
They are also used to treat acute flare ups in arthritis conditions such as Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Reactive arthritis Gout.
As many of our patient travel long distances for appointments, it is often inconvenient to return on another day for an injection. For this reason, Western Rheumatology have set up a small dedicated day case procedure room which allows us to perform these procedures on the same day as your consultation.
Watch Dr. Kavanagh explain about joint injections and what’s involved in the following video.