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Guided injections service

Bristol Physio are able to offer a guided injection service for patients when this is deemed necessary. All guided injections are done using latest technology ultrasound to ensure the target tissue is identified and treated.

Steroid Injections                                                                                                                         We offer steroid injections for joint and tendon problems with a focus of pain reduction and increased mobility. Steroids such as cortisone are produced naturally by the body and act to reduce swelling and redness in the administered area. when injected directly into the joint space, around a tendon or into a  bursae for specific joint/tendon and nerve pain, the inflammation reduction usually takes 2-10 days. Depending on your condition a single injection may be sufficient to alleviate pain, or for more chronic issues multiple may be necessary. Steroid injections are used in conjunction with exercise rehabilitation. Once the pain has been alleviated, retraining and normalising movement & power is key to a long term success.  click here for published research on steroid injections.

Hydrodilatation                                                                                                                    Additionally we offer hydrodilatation injections including large volume hydrodilatation with great reports of success. Hydrodilatation is most often administered to treat frozen shoulders. A mixture of sterile saline, local anaesthetic and steroid is injected into the shoulder to increase joint movement and reduce pain To read more on the published research on Hydrodilation success follow these articles.

Hyaluronic Acid Injections                                                                                                  Hyaluronic acid injections are also available when deemed appropriate. Hyaluronic injections are most appropriate for conditions such as mild osteoarthritis or tendon conditions. For an introduction to the research behind the effectiveness of Hyaluronic Acid Injections click here.

Prescriptions for the guided injections can only be made after an initial consultation session to deem them appropriate with Tony Gill. He will then decide if an injection is required and prescribe the appropriate medication.  All injections are administered by Tony Gill who is also a prescriber, injector and ultrasonographer. All of our injections are offered as ultrasound guided injections to ensure accuracy. To book your initial assessment click here.