Injection therapy involves the administration of a steroid and sometimes a local anaesthetic into a specific joint or tissue.
Injection therapy is an extremely effective treatment for conditions such as bursitis, frozen shoulder, tendinopathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, De Quervains Tenosynovitis, joint osteoarthritis and many more.
Steroid injections provide an anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effect directly to the joint or soft tissues causing pain. Normally, only one injection is required to gain sufficient pain relief and restore normal range of movement and allow the application of supporting treatment where necessary.
Injection therapy can be used to complement an ongoing treatment or rehabilitation plan or as a last resort if conservative treatment has failed.
Durham Family Chiropractic will be offering injection therapy as part of our expanded clinical services and expect this to commence in July 2022.
Neil, our clinic director, is currently training with York St John University to qualify as an Injection Therapist and will be under the supervision of an experienced GP while he carries out the required number of supervised injections to complete this qualification.
If you feel as though you may benefit from injection therapy and would like to volunteer for Neil to inject you under supervision then we welcome your support. Most of the costs will be absorbed by Durham Family Chiropractic and we will only charge for the cost of the steroid and anaesthetic and we expect this to be under £50 per volunteer.
Once you have registered your interest you will be thoroughly assessed and if you qualify to be injected with steroid (Kenalog) and anaesthetic (Lidocaine) then Neil will proceed under supervision.
The following conditions will be treated with injection therapy:
- Frozen shoulder
- Rotator cuff tendonopathy (not tears)
- AC joint osteoarthritis
- Shoulder osteoarthritis
- Shoulder bursitis
- Bicep tendonoparthy
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Thumb osteoarthritis
- Wrist osteoarthritis
- Trigger finger
- Greater trochanteric pain / Glute insertional tendinopathy
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Knee effusion (swelling) aspiration
- Knee bursitis
- Ankle osteoarthritis
- Great toe osteoarthritis
Please ask if your condition is not stated above and we can advise whether or not we can provide treatment as the list is not exhaustive.
A medical ultrasound scan may be recommended to confirm the presence of one or more of the conditions listed above and this will be free of charge while Neil is undergoing training.
All patients will be required to read and sign a consent document which outlines the possible risks and benefits to receiving injection therapy and this can be discussed in detail with Neil.
For more information on steroid injections please visit https://www.versusarthritis.org/about-arthritis/treatments/drugs/steroid-injections/
If you are suffering with a chronic condition and conservative treatment has failed and you would like to volunteer then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the clinic on 0191 3757600.
Please note that we will only be offering injection therapy for the upper and lower limb and NOT the spine.