Cortisone steriod injections for joint pain and repair,sports injuries and arthritis in Leamington Spa

Cortisone Injections for Joint Pain, Arthritis & Sports Injuries in Leamington Spa

Cortisone steroid injections reduce inflammation in the joints which in turn relieves or eliminates pain in a wide range of injuries and diseases, and in some cases, can aid the process of permanent joint repair.

Cortisone is most commonly injected into joints — such as your elbow, spine, knee, hip, shoulder, hand and wrist - and acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory to relieve pain in a wide range of joint injuries and conditions such as; Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, Lupus, Tennis Elbow and a wide range of common sports injuries. Even the smaller joints in your hands and feet may benefit from Cortisone injections.

How quickly do Cortisone steroid injections work?

If a local anaesthetic has been used the pain may seem better immediately after the injection but will likely return for a while after the anaesthetic wears off (usually 30-60mins after treatment).

Most patients report an marked improvement in symptoms within the first 24-48 hours, although for some it can take 3-4 days or possibly a little longer for the steroid to take full effect.

How long will the pain relieving effect of a Cortisone injection last?

"It's impossible to say for sure, it varies from person to person and depends on the condition and area being treated; pain relief can be maintained for anything from a number of weeks to months or even years, and in some cases permanently."

So can Cortisone injections be a permanent cure to repair joints?

When used properly, in some cases Corticosteroid injections can resolve certain conditions and permanently cure some disorders where the inflammation of tissue or skin is localized to a small area, such as Tendonitis and Bursitis. So yes, while it does depend on the condition, in a number of cases the injections can aid joint repair leading to a full recovery.

Are the injections painful?

It depends on the area being injected, there can be a little pain at the time of the injection but it's generally minimal and wears off within a couple of hours.

Do I need to do anything after the injection?
"YES! – You should rest for at least 7-14 days after the injection and avoid any activities that currently make your symptoms worse."

"I will give you specific advice on when you can resume your normal activities and on what you can do to prevent a recurrence of the problem. I may also give you some exercises to do and it's important that you adhere to these instructions to ensure you get the maximum benefit from your treatment."

""I may also recommend a dietary supplement to help speed up the joint repair process - an especially effective one I often recommend from the range we stock at the Leamington clinic would be the Joint Formula by Life Plus." - Rosie

Who is Rosie Cooper?
As a Midwife and Registered Advanced Aesthetics Nurse Practitioner/Prescriber with 3 masters level qualifications including Pharmacology and Musculoskeletal medicine Rosie Cooper is recognised as one of the most highly qualified and experienced aesthetics specialists in the UK. With over 15 years experience in the aesthetics industry Rosie has built an enviable reputation and an impressive client list not only throughout Warwickshire, but country wide.

About Cortisone Steroid Injections

Prior to providing injections for joint repair at my Leamington Spa clinic we will discuss your medical history, overall health and any allergies you may have to ensure suitability for treatment.

Prices vary depending on requirements and will be provided upon consultation.