Skin & Joint Injection Clinic


Rapid pain relief for inflammation in arthritis and tendinopathy.

How Does It Work?

Steroid injections, also known as cortisone injections, are a type of treatment commonly used to reduce inflammation and pain in a specific area of your body. They’re often used to treat a variety of conditions like arthritis, tendinitis, and bursitis, among others. We perform our steroid injection with Ultrasound Guidance to ensure the treatment gets to the precise location where it is needed. 

These injections typically contain a corticosteroid medication and a local anesthetic. The corticosteroid is a type of steroid that’s very similar to a natural hormone produced in your body called cortisol. It’s not the same type of steroid that some athletes take illegally, which is a different class of drugs called anabolic steroids. Steroid injections work by reducing inflammation in the targeted area. Inflammation is your body’s natural response to injury or disease, but sometimes this inflammation can cause pain or damage to your tissues.

The corticosteroid medication in the injection works by damping down your body’s immune response, which can help to reduce this inflammation and provide relief from pain. The local anesthetic in the injection helps to numb the area, providing immediate pain relief. The corticosteroid, on the other hand, usually starts to work within a few days following the injection, and its effects can last several weeks or even longer.

They are usually a part of a broader treatment plan that may include physical therapy, lifestyle modifications, and other medications. 

Key Benefits

Reduced Pain and Swelling

inflammation of knee due to arthritis

By reducing inflammation in the joint or area surrounding the tendon, steroid injections can significantly decrease pain levels. For those with osteoarthritis or tendinopathy, this can mean the difference between discomfort during everyday activities and a more normal, pain-free range of motion.

Improved Mobility

As a result of decreased inflammation and pain, individuals often experience improved mobility. This benefit can have a significant impact on the quality of life, especially for those with osteoarthritis, who may find it difficult to perform even simple tasks due to joint pain.

Rapid Relief

Steroid injections often provide relatively rapid relief. In some cases, patients may experience a decrease in symptoms within a few days of their injection. This makes steroid injections an attractive option for those in need of quick symptom reduction.

What Conditions Can Be Treated?

Using the precision of Ultrasound guidance we are able to deliver the medication directly to the source of the problem. The following conditions can be treated. We do not perform spinal injection for the neck, lower back or sacroiliac joints.


  • Osteoarthritis
  • Frozen shoulder
  •  Shoulder tendinopathy
  • Carpal Tunnel syndrome
  •  Plantar fasciitis
  • Bursitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Morton’s Neuroma

Your Journey With Us

Pain shouldn’t put your life on hold! When you are in pain you want the best possible treatment in a timely and convenient matter. Our patients come first and thats why we ensure a seamless pathway from consultation to treatment.

Appointment Booking

Discover the ease of scheduling appointments with our convenient online booking – your path to consult us when it works best for you. Curious about a treatment? Don’t hesitate to reach out! A dedicated member of our team is always ready to respond to your questions through a simple phone call or email. We can offer same day appointments giving you the reassurance you can get the best treatment when you really need it.


Your journey towards relief starts with a comprehensive consultation with our skilled doctor, who will attentively hear your concerns, conduct a thorough examination, and guide you towards the most beneficial course of action to alleviate your symptoms.

Procedure and Aftercare

If suitable, we provide the convenience of carrying out your treatment during the same visit as your consultation. This streamlined approach not only ensures you receive timely care, but also enhances your overall patient experience. Rest assured, we’ll equip you with comprehensive aftercare guidelines, and should you need us, follow-up appointments are readily available, so you’ll never feel left in the lurch.


While many people experience significant relief with steroid injections, there can be side effects. These may include temporary pain or swelling at the injection site, changes in skin color, infection, or in rare cases, weakening of the surrounding tissues. There is a risk that very frequent injections can potentially further damage cartilage or soften bone.

The effects of a steroid injection can vary from person to person. Some people experience relief for several weeks or even months and beyond, while others may find that the effects wear off more quickly. There is also the possibility of the injection not working. In general the expected duration is around 3 months. 

You might feel some discomfort or pressure during the injection, but it’s usually over quickly. You’ll likely be in and out of the office within an hour, and the actual injection takes just a few minutes. Some people can develop some additional pain over 1-2 days after the injection which usually settles.

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