Steroid joint injections can be used to treat swollen or painful joints, to help relieve pain and swelling, and make movement easier.
At EdgCARE Dr Sheryl Kaplan offers the following steroid injections:
- Shoulder joint injections
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist)
- De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (pain at base of thumb from tendon inflammation not osteoarthritis)
- Trigger finger (not thumb)
- Trochanteric bursitis (outer aspect of hip)
Steroid injections cost £40 on top of an adult consultation fee
Please be aware:
- If you take a blood thinner including Warfarin, Dabigatran (Pradaxa), Rivaroxaban (Xarelto), Apixaban (Eliquis), Edoxaban (Savaysa), and Betrixaban (Bevyxxa) please inform the receptionist when you book as you may have to omit the dose, or change your regime, on the day of the injection.
- It is at Dr Kaplan’s discretion as to whether or not an injection can be given. On occasion, it may be an unsafe time in your disease trajectory to inject; not clinically effective for your condition; or you may need some imaging before the injection can take place. Your management plan will be discussed during your appointment.
- If you have had a joint injection in the previous 2-4 months it may not be appropriate to administer another injection so soon. Again, this will be discussed during your appointment and an appropriate management plan advised.
- Steroid injections cannot be administered less than 1 week since completing antibiotics or having a vaccination.
- It is advisable to rest the joint that has been injected for two days after the injection, which means you may need time off work.
Please note: Steroid injections can not be given within 2 weeks of a vaccination or 1 week of completing a course of antibiotics.
Please call our reception team to book an appointment or if you have any further questions.