Steroid Injections

Steroid Injections

At Buzz Doctor, our practitioners have extensive experience in providing all kinds of medical treatments. 

We offer a range of services that you might not be able to access at your GP surgery or the waiting list may be too long! 

At Buzz Doctor we are enthusiastic about helping people, and because we are located at the heart of the community, we strive to provide affordable prices so that all may benefit. 

Therefore our treatments are affordable and easily accessible.

We will ensure that you receive the care you need and deserve by UK Registered Professional Practitioners 

Please call 0121 744 1141 to book an appointment or request more information

Medical Procedures available at Buzz Doctor

Steroid Joint injections

We have skilled and qualified practitioners that have been providing steroid joint injections for years. We can provide you with injections for joint pains for a range of conditions, including:

  • Knee pain 
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tendon pains 
  • Sports Injuries 
  • Elbow pains including Tennis elbow/Golfers elbow 
  • Trigger finger

We use a medication commonly called a ‘cortisone’ or ‘steroid’  injection. We only use UK and NHS approved brands which are supplied by a registered NHS Pharmacy

The procedure can usually be completed within 30 minutes. The Practitioner will assess your symptoms and then decide the best course of action. You do not need a referral or authorisation from your NHS General Practitioner (GP)

We will always provide you with aftercare advice, leaflets and the practitioner’s number so you are in safe hands, even when you leave our practice.

Steroid injections are especially beneficial to people who suffer with arthritis.

The steroid we use at our private practice is called Depo-Medrone and is used to ease pain in certain joints and tendons. Cortisone (steroid) injections reduce inflammation, swelling and pain and can help you live with an improved quality of life.

These injections can provide you with amazing relief and help you to function normally.

Cortisone injections are given as a single treatment into a joint. However you can have multiple treatments – you can discuss this at your appointment.

1ml cortisone/steroid injection……………..£70

2ml cortisone/steroid injection……………..£95

0.5ml cortisone/steroid injection…………..£55

0.25ml cortisone/steroid injection…………£45

 

 

Alternatives or Additional Treatments for Joints

ORTHOVISC®

This is an FDA-approved medication therapy that is injected directly into the joints e.g. knee joint, and is used to treat joint pain in patients with joint inflammation (osteoarthritis/arthritis). 

ORTHOVISC® joint injection is the only treatment made from ultra-pure natural hyaluronan—which is naturally found in healthy joint fluid.

This treatment is beneficial for patients who have not responded to other treatments such as pain relief tablets e.g. paracetamol, ibuprofen and co-codamol, or to physical therapy /physiotherapy and exercise. 

The injected medication is similar to a naturally occurring substance in the joints.  

ORTHOVISC® acts as a lubricant and a ‘shock absorber’ in the joint, helping the joint to move smoothly, which can reduce pain.

The treatment, which consists of a series of injections can last up to 6 months, (however, individual results can vary). 

Some patients feel the pain relief after the first injection.

ORTHOVISC® injections are given once a week for 3 consecutive weeks to help restore healthy joint fluid to lubricate, cushion and protect the joint.

 

1 joint: Course of 3 injections………£115

2 joints: Course of 3 injections…….£180

Aftercare Advice

For injections procedures, especially steroid joint injections, it is important to know when something is not right. You will be provided with written after care advice but we also provide free open-access advice here, so  if you experience any of the following symptoms, contact 999/attend A&E immediately

  • Temperature/fever symptoms
  • Feeling generally unwell after your procdure
  • The joint injection site becomes red, more painful, hot to touch 
  • Weeping from the injection site
  • Red streaks or lines develop from the injection site