What Body Parts We Inject
Ankle & Foot
1st MTP (Big Toe Osteoarthritis)
Ankle & Subtalar Joint Osteoarthritis
Corticosteroid (steroid) drugs are a man-made version of hormones usually produced by the adrenal glands. They can be used to treat pain and inflammation, and certain types of arthritis. They can be given as an injection, at low doses, and are helpful in treating many joint and soft tissue problems. A local anaesthetic is often given at the same time, which helps to reduce the discomfort for a few hours and often helps with diagnosis.
Diagnostic Local Anaesthetic
Anaesthetic injections can be used to identify the source of an individual’s pain and confirm a diagnosis. This can be helpful when more than one pathology is present and clarification of the source of the pain is required. Local Anaesthetic can also be used to lift a scarred tissue away from another site such as when the sheath of a tendon becomes scarred and stuck to the tendon beneath it. This is called a ‘paratenon strip’ or ‘sheath strip’ and can be very helpful in alleviating pain and scarring
Ostenil Plus Injection
Ostenil Plus is a solution containing hyaluronic acid. It is injected into the space in the joint that contains synovial fluid and works by restoring the normal balance between the breakdown and production of hyaluronic acid. This effect means that it can decrease pain and stiffness and improve the other symptoms of osteoarthritis. These improvements usually last around 6-9 months. Some patients may require a series of injections and some injections can be delivered on a one-off basis. There is currently no research evidenced to suggest any long-term harm to tissues from having repeat injections of hyaluronic acid.
Ostenil Tendon Injection
Specifically designed for use around tendons. Ostenil Tendon contains a solution of Hyaloronic acid which acts as a lubricant when applied to the tendon sheath. It enhances tendon gliding, reduces adhesions and promotes tendon recovery. It provides pain relief by masking pain receptors and prevents the passage of inflammatory cells . It can be used to treat a wide variety of tendon issues in both upper and lower body.
Prolotherapy involves the injection of natural irritant substances such as Glucose (sugar) and a local anaesthetic into joint spaces, ligaments and/or tendons The aim is to provoke inflammation, increase collagen fibre organisation and increase growth factors responsible for promoting tissue healing. Overall somewhat theoretical however there are a number of studies now showing some positive value. Research quality is still of low value and certainly more studies are needed.
Traumeel is a safe and natural alternative for conventional anti-inflammatory injections such as corticosteroids. Traumeel injection contains multitarget homeopathic components that support and accelerate healing, shorten the inflammation interval without blocking the process, reduces pain and provides sustained recovery from injury. Traumeel Injection Solution is indicated for the treatment of symptoms associated with inflammatory and degenerative processes such as muscle, tendon, ligament injury, bursitis and joint pain associated with arthritis. It is particularly popular in the management of sports injuries to reduce recovery time following injury.