Ultrasound guided injections
Ultrasound-guided injections are used in common procedures to treat pain, inflammation and reduce swelling in areas which include, but are not limited to, musculoskeletal pain relating to joints, tendons, tendon sheaths or bursae.
The use of high-frequency sound waves, produces real-time and dynamic images of the affected area, which allows us to inject with accuracy, minimising pain and delivering the medicine precisely where it is intended. Using this method our doctors can visualize surrounding structures, before, during and after the procedure.
Ultrasound guided injections also give us an advantage of real time, dynamic feedback that the patient and the doctor can see immediately.
Ultrasound gives us the ability to see joints, tendons and the surrounding soft tissue structures such as blood vessels and nerves. There is no risk of radiation.
The procedure is performed under aseptic conditions within our clinic and takes approximately 30 minutes.
You may experience a numb sensation in the treated area for up to 4 hours after the treatment if a local anaesthetic is used. Therefore patients are advised to attend with a friend or family member. Additionally, travel arrangements will need to be made as you may not be able to drive for a few hours.
At Freedom Clinics we treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, both from sporting activities and work related injuries. We provide detailed assessment and examination before a personalised treatment plan is put into place.
If you have been advised to seek corticosteroid, hyaluronic acid, high volume injection (HVI), PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma) or soft tissue injections or feel that these treatments may benefit you please contact us to book an appointment.
If your injury or pain does not require an injected treatment then our Sports Medicine Consultant (sports doctor) can also refer you to another specialist within Freedom clinics.
Our team includes highly trained –
- General Practitioners
- Sports Massage Therapists
- ISRM Soft Tissue Therapists
- Sports Physicians
If you have been advised to seek an ultrasound guided injection or feel this treatment may benefit you please call or book an appointment via the ‘New’ or ‘Existing’ patient buttons found at the top of this page.