Steroid Injections

A local steroid injection is given to reduce inflammation and pain within a joint.

They’re frequently recommended if you have rheumatoid arthritis and other types of inflammatory arthritis. They may also be recommended for osteoarthritis if your joints are very painful or if you need additional pain relief to help you through a special occasion or event, and for sudden painful attacks caused by gout or calcium crystal diseases. An injection into a joint is called an intra-articular injection

Some steroids occur naturally in the human body. Man-made steroids act like natural steroids to reduce inflammation. They can be given in tablet form or as an injection. A steroid mixture can be injected into or around an inflamed joint to ease your symptoms. It’s called a local injection because it acts in a particular area. A number of different steroids are available for injection. Some work quite quickly but for a relatively short time, while others are effective for longer but also take longer to start working.

At Bridge Physiotherapy we have in-house Doctors who will assess you thoroughly before administering a steroid injection. Our Doctors have over 30 years medical experience and have administered thousands of steroid injections.

Conditions we can treat with steroid injections:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Subacromial bursitis
  • Trochanteric bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis of fingers, knees, toes
  • Inflammation of tendon sheaths