Soft Tissue Injections
Soft tissue injections are designed to target the space between a muscle and bone structures such as tendons, ligaments and joint capsule (membranes that surround joints) in aid to help mobility and target pain.
They are used to treat as well as to differentiate a diagnosis by telling us if the pain is coming from the problematic joint or from another source.
Soft tissue injection treatment
An anti-inflammatory medication such as corticosteroid is injected into the site using ultrasound guidance, to reduce swelling, stiffness and pain by reducing the inflammation. The effects can be felt either directly after the treatment or within a few days. This can vary from person to person, and condition to condition. Overall, patients report the treatments very beneficial, lasting for up to 8 months.
Soft tissue injection procedure
The procedure takes around 30 minutes, which will include a pre-treatment assessment.
The conditions we treat using soft tissue injections are –
- Arthritis (all forms)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Injuries sustained either through sport or work.
You will be able to return to normal activities, within just a few hours of treatment. However, avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours after your injection. Sometimes this might need to be longer.
Soft tissue injection side-effects
Side-effects are rare, but it is important to be aware of post-injection flares. If you follow your doctor’s instructions, you will reduce your risk of infection and any potential flares should only last up to 48 hours after the injection.
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