So, how are you doing with your New Year commitment to yourself to get fit and exercise more?
Have you been living with aches and pains over the past 12 months? Maybe you’ve put off seeking medical help in the hope that the problem would simply go away? Maybe you’re worried about taking time off work, or the financial impact that treatment might have? Or maybe the fear of undergoing treatment is enough…
If you are having radiology tests and treatments, you might be wondering how you will feel afterwards and whether you will be able to resume your everyday activities straight away.
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.
Ultrasound-guided injections of platelet rich plasma are an increasingly popular treatment for tendon and joint pain and injury. As a comparatively new treatment, not everyone has heard of platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections and fewer still understand how they work. Yet the science behind the treatment is relatively straightforward.