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Specialist Orthopaedic Doctors

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Back Pain Injections

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Fluoroscopically Guided Digital X-Ray Injections

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Spinal Manipulation

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Exercise & Rehabilitation Programmes for the Young...

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...and the Not So Young

Shoulder Injections

Injections of the shoulder are common treatments for numerous shoulder disorders. Shoulder injections can be used for diagnostic, as well as therapeutic purposes. Your doctor may recommend the injection of corticosteroids, local anaesthetic or hyaluronic acid in to or around your shoulder joint.

Corticosteroids are strong anti-inflammatory medications which reduce swelling and inflammation. These are often used in conjunction with physiotherapy rehabilitation and other medications for a more lasting cure of many conditions, such as shoulder arthritis, subacromial impingement syndrome, acromioclavicular joint pathology and inflammatory arthritides.

Hyaluronic acid also has anti-inflammatory benefits, as well as coating pain receptors, stimulating endogenous synovial fluid production and lubrication effects on the shoulder joint. They also have a role in the management of degenerative disease such as osteoarthritis where surgery is not indicated.

Injections are all undertaken with image guidance to allow accurate placement of the active treatment at the Blackberry Clinic. The more trained and skilled the clinician is, the more reliable and accurate the injection. Image guided injections are more accurate, but also require a skilled clinician who is familiar with the technique and equipment. The x-ray equipment that is used also allows the doctor to see damage to underlying structures and the deposit of calcium in tissues such as ligaments which can all help with your diagnosis and ongoing treatment.