The pain in my shoulder had been increasing for months before I finally saw my GP. I kept thinking it would go away by itself, but my shoulder got stiffer and stiffer and more and more painful. Eventually I found myself unable to brush my hair or scratch my own back. My shoulder felt weak…
If you have pain in your shoulder caused by a shoulder impingement, your consultant may recommend having an ultrasound guided injection to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Here we explore what an ultrasound guided injection is, what conditions it’s used for and what to expect when you go for your appointment.
Injections are often used to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the shoulder, hip, knee and wrist, including arthritis, torn ligaments and muscles, labral tears and tendonitis.
Injections of anaesthetic and/or steroids into the joint can be an effective form of pain relief for people with chronic joint pain or musculoskeletal injuries. They can also be used to remove excess fluids, for example from cysts and ganglions.
Warmer weather and longer days herald the start of the summer athletics season. Whether you’re a canoeist, cyclist, beach volleyball player or something else, if you’re limbering up to start competing, or if your children are getting ready to compete, it’s worth building some injury-prevention steps into your training schedule.
A frozen shoulder can be extremely painful. It is caused by inflammation of the joint lining and/or restricted movement due to the formation of scar tissue. Read our mini-guide to shoulder Hydrodilatations, a treatment that can help ease the pain of a frozen shoulder.