Corticosteroid Injection

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    What is the Fab Clinic Corticosteroid Injection

    Corticosteroid injections are anti-inflammatory medicines used to treat a range of conditions. They can be used to treat problems such as joint pain, arthritis, sciatica and inflammatory bowel disease. Injections are only given by senior healthcare professionals. Common examples include hydrocortisone, triamcinolone and methylprednisolone.

    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, corticosteroids can tackle pain and inflammation to allow more range of movement (ROM) in the joints (and subsequently muscles) for restoration of pain-free function.

    At FAB Clinic, we administer such injections into joints, around specific nerves or soft tissues to diagnose the source of the pain as well as treating the pain.

    The Corticosteroid injection is a specialist procedure. Here at FAB Clinic, you’ll have the privilege of having your procedure carried out by a clinical specialist.

     

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    *Results may vary from person to person

    Summary Of Your Treatment

    • Procedure Time

      Approx. 30 min

    • Back To Work

      Within 1 Hour

    • Anaesthetic

      None

    • Results

      Within Approx. 1 Day - 1 Week

    • Risks & Complications

      Minor Pain, Swelling, Redness

    • Prices

      From £250

    Frequently Asked Questions
    • How are Corticosteroid injections administered?

    Corticosteroids injections are usually given by a specialist clinician at a hospital or a clinic. They can be given in several different ways, including:

    • into a joint (an intra-articular injection) – Here at FAB Clinic, we provide joint injections.
    • into a muscle (an intramuscular injection)
    • into the spine (an epidural injection)
    • into the blood (an intravenous injection)

    The injections normally take a few days to start working, although some work in a few hours. The effect usually wears off after a few months.

    • What are the side effects of corticosteroid injections?

    Possible side effects of corticosteroid injections depend on where the injection is given.

    Side effects of injections into the joints, muscles or spine can include:

    • pain and discomfort for a few days – paracetamol may help with this
    • temporary bruising or a collection of blood under the skin
    • flushing of the face for a few hours
    • an infection, causing redness, swelling and pain – get medical advice as soon as possible if you have these symptoms
    • a loss of fat where the injection was given – this can cause dimples in the skin and may be permanent
    • paler skin around the site of the injection – this may be permanent
    • if you have diabetes, your blood sugar level may go up for a few days
    • if you have high blood pressure, your blood pressure may go up for a few days
    After Care
    • This will be communicated to you in writing in the form of instruction sheets for the aftercare. You’ll also be thoroughly briefed at the clinic before & after your procedure.
    Treatment Price
    • A single injection (Unilateral): £250
    • 2 Injections (Bilateral): £450
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