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    Steroid Joint Injections

    Joint Steroid Injection

    Joint pain accounts for up to 35% of all GP consultations, and it can be the result of a variety of things; such as injury, arthritis or an inflammatory condition.

    At YourGP we can offer a potential treatment for these issues, with Dr Victoria McBride. She offers joint steroid injections, which can effectively reduce inflammation and therefore reduce pain.

    How Joint Steroid Injections Work

    Patients will attend an initial consultation, during which Dr McBride will take a history of the problem, do a full examination, assess whether a joint injection is suitable and decide if an x-ray is required first.

    The initial consultation usually lasts around 15 minutes and the joint injection appointment itself will last no more than 30 minutes. It is important to remember that steroid joint injections are not appropriate for use in every patient.

    Dr McBride can use joint injections to ease pain in the shoulder, elbow, knee, and plantar fascia. However, patients can only have one joint injected per session. She does not inject wrists and hips, as these generally require ultrasound guidance.

    Cortisone injections are not a curative treatment and it is for pain control only. For more information, please read our blog on joint steroid injections.

    Steroid Injection Price

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    If an x-ray is required before your joint injection can take place, we would refer you to a private clinic for this and the price of this will be explained at the time.

    (When you book your appointment we will ask for a £50 deposit to secure the appointment time. The £50 will be deducted from the final cost of your consultation.)

    Received injections from Lynn at the surgery. Hadn’t had an injection in 12 years, so was terrified walking through the front door at first. My mind was put at ease instantly. Very nice people, was given lots of great advice, and the injections were a piece of cake. Couldn’t be happier. Recommended!

    Lee S

    YourGP is regulated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland – the regulator for independent healthcare services across Scotland. Healthcare Improvement Scotland accepts complaints at any time. Contact them at:

    Independent Healthcare Team
    Gyle Square | 1 South Gyle Crescent | Edinburgh | EH12 9EB
    0131 623 4342 | his.ihcregulation@nhs.scot

    YourGP is registered with the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) Registered Office: Station Road, North Street, Havant PO9 1QU.