Joint and Soft Tissue Injections
How do they work?
Joint and soft tissue injection treatment may use either local anaesthetic or a combination of a local anaesthetic and steroid to both confirm a diagnosis as well as provide therapeutic treatment to reduce inflammation.
What are the benefits?
Confirm the diagnosis and provide pain relief and accelerate resolution.
How safe is the treatment?
The treatment is very safe involving insertion of a needle through the skin. The risks and complications are minimal but include infection, skin atrophy over the injection sight and tendon rupture. The injection site may be more painful for 24-48 hours and patients are advised to take additional analgesia if required during this time and rest the affected area.