Joint Injections

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Joint Injections: Expert Relief for Joint Pain

Joint injections, a remarkable advancement in medical science, offer a targeted solution to the persistent challenge of joint pain. Joint pain affects millions worldwide, hindering mobility and quality of life. 

At MyHealthcare Clinic, we understand the impact joint pain can have on your well-being. Our highly expert doctors offer joint injections that can help alleviate the pain from sore joints.  Contact us to book your appointment. 

What are joint injections?

Joint injections involve injecting a specialised solution, such as corticosteroids, precisely and directly into a specific joint. 

This procedure aims to alleviate pain, diminish inflammation, and enhance your joint's mobility. It's a nonsurgical option that can play a crucial role in managing various joint-related issues.

Please note that we do not administer spinal injections but recommend seeking the expertise of a spinal surgeon or specialist for such procedures.

Joint injections are currently only administered to individuals 18 years and older.

Symptoms and conditions that may need joint injections

This treatment is recommended for a range of symptoms and conditions that affect joint health. These include, but are not limited to:


Joint injections can help manage the pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that commonly affects the knees, hips, and other weight-bearing joints.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis may benefit from joint injections to reduce swelling and discomfort.



Inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that cushion joints can lead to bursitis, which may be alleviated with targeted injections.



Tendons connect muscles to bones, and inflammation of these tendons is known as tendonitis.



Carpal Tunnel

Joint injections can provide relief for carpal tunnel syndrome, characterised by numbness and tingling in the hand due to nerve compression at the wrist.


Injections can help manage severe pain and inflammation caused by gout, a type of arthritis triggered by the buildup of uric acid crystals in joints.

Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

Joint injections can aid in reducing pain and stiffness associated with a frozen shoulder.

Ligament Injuries

In some cases of ligament injuries, joint injections may be used to alleviate pain and facilitate healing.

Trigger Finger

Injections can be beneficial for the trigger finger, a condition causing the finger to lock or catch when bent.

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Joint injections can target the inflamed tendons on the outer part of the elbow, providing relief from pain and discomfort.

Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Injections can be effective in managing the pain and inflammation of the tendons on the inner part of the elbow.

Knee Joint Pain

Joint injections can be utilised for knee joint pain caused by conditions like osteoarthritis or injury, helping to reduce inflammation and improve mobility.

Ankle Joint Issues

Injections may alleviate pain and inflammation in the ankle joint due to conditions like sprains, arthritis, or overuse injuries.

Plantar Fasciitis

Targeted injections can provide relief from the intense heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis, a common foot condition.

Finger Flexion Deformity

Injections may be beneficial in managing finger flexion deformities, helping to reduce discomfort and improve finger movement.

Other Inflammatory Conditions

Conditions such as lupus and psoriatic arthritis may also be managed with joint injections.

It's important to note that the decision to use joint injections will depend on your individual medical history, symptoms, and the recommendations of our doctors.

Benefits of joint injections

Joint injections offer several benefits for patients dealing with joint pain and related conditions. Some of these advantages include:

Targeted Pain Relief

Joint injections deliver medication directly to the affected area, providing precise and focused pain relief.

Reduced Inflammation

Injections help decrease inflammation within the joint, addressing the underlying cause of pain and discomfort.

Improved Mobility

By reducing pain and inflammation, joint injections can enhance joint mobility and functionality, allowing you to move more freely.

Minimally Invasive

Unlike surgical interventions, joint injections are minimally invasive procedures, which means they involve smaller incisions or no incisions at all.

Quick Procedure

In many cases, joint injections are relatively quick procedures that can often be performed on an outpatient basis.

Minimal Downtime

Recovery time is generally shorter compared to surgical options, allowing you to return to your daily activities sooner.

Non-Surgical Option

Joint injections provide an alternative to surgical interventions, allowing you to manage your condition without undergoing surgery.

Customised Treatment

Our doctors can tailor the injection to your specific needs, adjusting the medication and dosage based on your condition.

Temporary Relief

While not always a permanent solution, joint injections can provide relief that lasts for weeks or even months, improving your overall quality of life.

Less Systemic Impact

Unlike oral medications that circulate throughout the body, joint injections deliver medication directly to the joint, potentially reducing systemic side effects.

Complementary Treatment

Joint injections can be part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes physical therapy, exercise, and lifestyle modifications.

Applicable to Various Conditions

Joint injections can be used to manage a wide range of joint-related conditions, from arthritis and tendinitis to bursitis and nerve compression.

It's important to note that the decision to use joint injections will depend on your individual medical history, symptoms, and the recommendations of our doctors.

Risks of joint injections

While joint injections are generally considered safe and effective, there are some potential risks and considerations associated with the procedure. It's important to be aware of these factors before undergoing joint injections. Risks may include:


There is a small risk of infection at the injection site. Proper sterilisation procedures are followed to minimise this risk.

Allergic Reactions

While rare, some individuals may experience allergic reactions to the injected substances, such as the corticosteroid or anaesthetic.

Joint Damage

In rare cases, joint injections can lead to damage to surrounding tissues or structures, particularly if the injection is not administered correctly.

Temporary Flare-Up

In some instances, joint pain and inflammation may temporarily worsen after the injection before improving.

Skin Discolouration
or Thinning

Repeated injections can potentially lead to changes in the appearance or thinning of the skin around the injection site.

Tendon or Ligament

Over time, repeated injections could weaken tendons or ligaments near the injection site, increasing the risk of injury.

Elevated Blood Sugar Levels

Diabetic individuals may experience temporary spikes in blood sugar levels after receiving joint injections.

Localised Pain or Discomfort

Some individuals may experience localised pain, discomfort, or swelling at the injection site.

No Improvement

While many individuals experience relief from joint injections, there is a possibility that the procedure may not provide the desired results for everyone.

Our doctors will carefully evaluate your medical history and individual circumstances to determine if joint injections are a suitable and safe option for you.

Joint injections - how it works

The process involves several key phases:

Joint pain treatment

Our treatment options for joint injections encompass a variety of approaches, with a focus on providing the most effective care for your needs. We specialise in Corticosteroid Injections, which have shown significant success in alleviating joint pain and inflammation. 

Our experienced medical doctors will work closely with you to determine the best course of action based on your specific condition and goals. Your well-being is our priority, and we are dedicated to tailoring our treatments to ensure the best possible outcomes for you.

Costs of treatments

Costs of joint injections

The cost of joint injections is £150. The joint injection treatment includes the cost of a GP consultation.

Our doctor will also discuss any tests or scans required for diagnosis, at your initial appointment, as well as the expected duration of treatment and the number of joint injections you may need.

Joint injection

Includes GP Consultation

How can we help?

At Myhealthcare Clinic, we are dedicated to providing you with comprehensive and compassionate care for your joint health. Our experienced team of medical doctors is here to help alleviate your joint pain and improve your quality of life. 

Whether you're seeking relief from conditions like arthritis, tendinitis, or other joint-related issues, we offer a range of treatment options, including expert joint injections. 

With a personalised approach and a focus on your well-being, we are committed to guiding you towards optimal joint health. Let us be your partners on the path to a pain-free and active lifestyle.

Frequently Asked Questions

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PLEASE NOTE: This information is not intended for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a prescription or clinical assessment. Anyone experiencing a medical condition should contact us directly for a consultation.