How long does it take to work?
Often the results are immediate and can take place that evening or the following day – a marked decrease in pain, swelling and inflammation, improve range or movement and a quick return to the activities we enjoy doing most.
How long does it last?
Usually 4 – 8 months. Most injections will give patients excellent pain relief and increased function and movement for this period.
How much does a steroid injection cost privately?
To learn more about our pricing visit our fees page. Prices for steroid injections/cortisone injections start from just £650
Is Cortisone just masking the pain?
No. Cortisone is a highly effective healing agent when used in the correct manner. Cortisone is the exactly the same as cortisol which is the body’s own healing agent which prevents inflammation in the body. When injected into the body, cortisone helps stimulate the body’s own natural healing response. Cortisone is one of the fastest ways to get the body out of the chronic pain and inflammation cycle and back into the healing phase to enable the body more free time and space to heal quickly and rehabilitate.
Is Cortisone safe?
Yes. Absolutely. Any joint in the body can be safely injected 3-4 times per year. With cortisone, just like any any other drug or medical substance there are some minor risks involved but when prescribed safely and in controlled doses the results can often be immediate and long lasting.
How long will my appointment take?
30 minutes. Your consultation will be included in this time as well as the injection.
What does the process of Cortisone Injection involve?
1. A detailed assessment & diagnosis, where you will have a full health history taken.
2. Physical examination of the injury/pain site.
3. The Injection which is mostly pain free and takes as little as 30 seconds.
4. Waiting time where we monitor your pain levels for 10-20 minutes in clinic.
5. Resting the injected joint/part of the body for the remainder of the day.
Is there anything else I need to tell my specialist?
Yes. Tell your specialist immediately if you are on any medications, are diabetic, have heart disease or have any known history of allergic reactions to drugs or medicines or have any know serious illness.