Steroid injections

Ropata offer steroid injections on site.

Steroid injections (also called cortisone injections) are used for joint problems and arthritis. They involve the injection of cortisone medication directly into a joint space to reduce inflammation (swelling) and pain.

Cortisone injections are used when there is a flare-up or the pain in the joint is not responsive to other treatments or when other medications cannot be used. They provide short-term pain relief, usually for up to a month, but do not improve joint function or stiffness.

Cortisone injections are used as short-term relief. Regular repeated steroid injections are not recommended. Frequent injections into the same area can cause the bone, ligaments and tendons to weaken over time. Generally, cortisone injections are not given more often than 3 or 4 times a year and they are at least 6 weeks apart.