At Bradley Physio we have Specialist Physiotherapists that administer joint injections.
They have undertaken a postgraduate Society of Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Medicine Course in Injection Therapy and attend regular updates on recent developments in this field.
Joint injections (most commonly with a corticosteroid medicine) are used to treat swollen, painful joints.
Benefits of Joint Injections
Corticosteroid is a strong anti-inflammatory medicine that is injected directly into the joint space. It is useful when oral medication is not working to relieve the symptoms. Following a thorough verbal and physical assessment your physiotherapist will explain and advise whether joint injections are likely to be helpful for you. In most cases a course of traditional physiotherapy will be undertaken first. If your symptoms fail to show signs of improvement within 2-3 sessions then the decision may be made to try a corticosteroid injection.The subsequent reduction in inflammation and pain will allow you to move more freely, strengthen the affected area and return to normal function.