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Ultrasound Guided Steroid Injections

The Ultrasound Clinic is pleased to now offer Ultrasound Guided Steroid Injections. 

Note: Our next injection clinic has been re-scheduled to Saturday, 20 July.

Steroid injections (often abbreviated as CSI) are also known as Cortisone Injections, Kenacort Injections, and Corticosteroid Injections.

Steroid injections are used to treat painful conditions of the joints and soft tissues such as bursitis, tennis elbow, inflammation caused by arthritis and some nerve problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Steroid injections provide prolonged relief of inflammatory pain, particularly when used with the guidance of your physiotherapist or osteopath.

Steroid injections are generally very safe and well tolerated. Steroid injections are safe during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.

Steroid injections work by delivering a powerful anti-inflammatory directly to the painful area. The steroid may take a few days to become effective but may give sustained relief. Usually, only one injection is required but sometimes several are required over several months to relieve the condition.

Cost

Treatment is free if your injury is covered by ACC. Otherwise, the cost is $250 for a single area. Discounts apply if you need treatment for multiple areas.

Appointments

Appointments will need to be made for one of our scheduled injection clinics. The next clinic is scheduled for Saturday, 20 July.

All appointments will require a referral form from your GP, Physiotherapist, Osteopath, or Specialist. You will also be required to complete a Consent Form and ensure you have read our Patient Information Sheet for steroid injections. The radiologist will go over these documents with you prior to performing the injection.

To book an appointment please call us on 07 929 4151, email us at [email protected] or use the button below to request an appointment online.

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