At Prime Health we know how living with chronic (persistent) pain can have a horribly detrimental effect on your day-to-day life. It can reduce your mobility, cause extreme distress and affect your mental health. We understand that managing the pain safely and quickly is your priority.
Ultrasound-guided steroid injections are used to treat inflamed joints and tendons. They can alleviate arthritic pain caused by conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and can be used to treat inflamed joints and tendons, including those caused by a sports injury.
The benefits of an ultrasound-guided steroid injection:
- It can reduce pain and inflammation of the joints, usually for several months.
- The ultrasound guidance ensures the treatment is targeted and delivered precisely where it is needed.
- It’s a non-surgical approach to treating pain and inflammation.
- At Prime Health centres, ultrasound-guided steroid injections are administered by highly experienced FRCR accredited radiologists.
Appointments for private ultrasound-guided steroid injections at Prime Health are available at short notice.
We work with all major medical insurance providers and offer ultrasound-guided steroid Injections to people who simply wish to pay directly for the convenience of being seen quickly and efficiently.
What is an ultrasound-guided steroid injection?
Steroid injections, also called corticosteroid injections, are anti-inflammatory medicines that are used to treat a wide range of conditions.
A steroid injection administered under ultrasound guidance can be more targeted and can provide significant pain relief, reduce inflammation and improve joint mobility for those suffering from long-term joint pain, as well as in the management of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
At Prime Health we recognise that the management of musculoskeletal and joint pain can be complex, and often no single approach will be adequate on its own. Across our centres, our highly experienced multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals offer a wide range of musculoskeletal pain management treatments and solutions including ultrasound-guided steroid injections.
You may have questions about having an ultrasound-guided steroid injection at Prime Health and we have produced a list of Frequently Asked Questions that we hope you will find useful. They aren’t designed to replace an informed discussion with your clinician before your appointment. However, we will be able to answer any questions or concerns about your treatment when you arrive for your appointment.
- Do I need a referral for an ultrasound-guided steroid injection?
- How safe is an ultrasound-guided steroid injection?
- Are there any risks when having an ultrasound-guided steroid injection?
- How long does the effects of an ultrasound-guided steroid injection last?
- How quickly does it take for a steroid injection to start working?
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