Corticosteroid & Hyaluronic Acids
Steroids (also called Corticosteroids) are known to relieve pain and inflammation. Corticosteroids injections are particularly effective for the symptoms of Musculoskeletal (MSK) pain in the joint, shoulder, elbow, ankle, wrist and hip.
Additionally, commonly used for providing quick pain relief (lasting for months) for severe and degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis (OA) and other soft tissue conditions, steroids can tackle pain and inflammation to allow more range of movement (ROM) in the joints (and subsequently muscles) for restoration of pain-free function.
Hyaluronan and Hyaluronic Acid injections
Normal joint fluid contains a substance called hyaluronan, and your body makes hyaluronic acid which acts like a shock absorber and lubricant in the e.g. knee joint helping the joint work properly.
hyaluronan is highly viscous and is a natural component of synovial fluid allowing the cartilage surfaces of the bones to glide upon each other smoothly, leads to decrease symptoms of Osteoarthritis.
The treatment for the knee Osteoarthritis injections ranges from a one-time to weekly injections for three to five weeks. Evidence supports pain relief after 12 weeks affecting the knee up to several months. Hyaluronic injections can be repeated as necessary,
At FAB Clinic, we provide treatments involving the injection of both hyaluronic acid and corticosteroids.
To obtain a sound diagnosis, a senior practitioner will conduct a through assessment prior to administering injections. Following this, the skin on the affected area is cleansed thoroughly by disinfectants. The steroid injection is then administered directly inflamed and problematic area such as a joint or around the soft tissue. Injections (both steroids and hyaluronan) are made over or into joints, around specific nerves or soft tissues to diagnose the source of the pain as well as treating the pain.
You will then be asked to remain in the clinic for a further (approximately) 15 minutes to ensure any potential discomfort is appropriately dealt with by your practitioner.
Most such steroid injections are standard, safe and comfortable procedures without the need for anesthesia. During your thorough examination, you’ll be advised if there are any barriers to receiving an injection based on your (pre)existing medical conditions.
Is it for me?
Steroid injections for pain management are typically not recommended for those:
With skin infection in your body
With steroid allergies
With approaching surgery on the area soon
Who are pregnant
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection
Knee pain and injuries can be treated by Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment.
The most common knee injuries include fractures, dislocations and sprains and tears of soft tissues such as ligaments. Knee pain can also be caused by arthritis. Osteoarthritis, which is also called degenerative arthritis, is the most common type of arthritis and occurs when the cartilage in the knee deteriorates with use and age. This wear and tear can be medial (inside of the knee) or lateral (outside of the knee).
Treatment for knee conditions such as osteoarthritis is usually initially aimed at relieving the pain and involves anti-inflammatory medicines and physiotherapy. This may be followed by a series of corticosteroid injections. The next step may be an arthroscopy and if the condition continues you may require knee replacement surgery.
Stromal cell ‘growth factors’, AMPP® Activated Mesenchymal Pericyte Plasma (using Lipogems® technology) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy can delay or avoid the need for knee surgery. The treatments are minimally invasive, can decrease inflammation, stop the progression of arthritic damage and repair joint cartilage. The recovery time is also much shorter than with surgery.
Knee conditions which can be treated with PRP therapy include:
Knee osteoarthritis (medial and lateral)
Patellofemoral syndrome (runner’s knee)
Traumatic ligament injuries
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy (Orthodontics):
Your body’s self-healing processes are supported through PRP Therapy by employing the rich plasma units of your own cells. Plasma’s platelets contain proteins & bio-active called growth factors which are important in the healing of injuries.
With a higher concentration of growth factors than typically found in blood, PRP injections support the restoration of injured tissue and inhibit painful inflammatory processes.
This treatment is widely researched and supported in clinical papers.
PRP treatments or make an appointment with one of our clinical specialists.
Our expert team works to provide the perfect patient pathway to get you quickly on the road to recovery. Whether you require conventional treatment or if you are a candidate for these new regenerative treatments, you can be sure that will get great & confidential advice from our clinical specialists.