Cortisone Knee Injections London
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- Knee Pain
- Knee Injuries
- Running Injuries
- Cartilage Tears
Cortisone Injection for the Knee
A corticosteroid injection is recommended as a method of treatment for a variety of knee pathologies such as a tendinopathies, a bursitis or arthritic changes to directly assist in reducing inflammation which can then assist in reducing long term muscular/ ligamentous damage. Its is something in which is recommended when pain is interfering with a client’s ability to participate with rehabilitation enabling a smooth transition into an appropriate management programme dependent on presentation.
A rigorous assessment to determine not only the diagnosis, however, also the mechanical faults in which have caused this pain is completed initially.
A local anaesthetic is routinely utilised prior to the corticosteroid injection which assists in providing immediate pain relief for a few hours. Following this a corticosteroid injection completed whereby called an intra articular injection namely inserting the needle directly into the joint space. The cortisone shot assists in lubricating the joint surface working throughout the whole joint space.
The injections main aim is to provide rapid relief in relation with swelling and therefore pain thus making movement easier providing a window of opportunity for physiotherapy to address the stability of the knee joint.
The effect of the injection itself can sometimes be felt immediately within 24-48 hours with changes over three weeks allowing the injection to settle. During this time as discussed with your practitioner it is recommended to rest with slow return after 10 days to usual activity. Use of ice therapy is recommended in this time.
A discussion will occur also regarding ongoing management routinely at the appointment. Physiotherapy is routinely recommended ongoing from injection as a follow up to assess outcome and further needs.
Why Kuer for Knee Pain Injections?
A dedicated pain clinic which specialises in knee pain, knee injuries, osteoarthritis,
Cortisone Knee Injections for Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis or OS is one of the most common types of arthritis that can affect the knee.
What causes Osteoarthritis in the Knees?
When the knee cartilage that covers the bones starts to deteriorate or break-down the bones become exposed to wear and tear and are often damaged which can cause discomfort, pain, stiffness in the knee and even in extreme cases disability.
How can Cortisone help repair damage to the knees
Our team of doctors and knee pain specialists have over 120 years of combined medical experience when it comes to treating Osteoarthritis and knee pain. Cortisone injections in to the knee can help replace the missing cartilage and help your body to repair and heal itself more quickly.