Injections for joint and musculoskeletal pain

Injection therapy, joint injections

We offer a range of injections to treat pain experienced in joints and surrounding tissue. This type of treatment can help to significantly improve your movement and quality of life.

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What is it for?

Relieving pain in joints and surrounding tissue

Treatment overview

Joint pain is a problem that many people experience, and especially as you get older. 

There are many possible causes of joint pain, including injury, overuse of a body part or a longer-lasting problem such as arthritis. 

At The London Clinic, we offer a range of injection therapies that can reduce inflammation and pain experienced in joints and surrounding tissue. 

Areas of the body we focus on include:
•    Shoulders
•    Elbows
•    Wrists
•    Hands and fingers
•    Hips
•    Knees
•    Ankles
•    Feet and toes
This type of treatment will be carried out by a highly experienced consultant, who will develop a personalised treatment plan for you and your condition.

Our priority is to provide the latest treatments offered alongside supporting care, such as physiotherapy, to get you back to your best health. 

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What's included in your package?

Choosing The London Clinic means your treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.


Your treatment package will include:

  • Enhanced pre-admission assessment
  • Your treatment with our complete care team at your fingertips
  • Personalised aftercare and follow-up

We want you to be in control of your health. That’s why we also offer optional services such as comprehensive recovery packages and extra touches for you to choose from during your stay with us.

How to pay

  • You can use private medical insurance (PMI) to access this treatment. We work with all major PMI providers in the UK and many internationally
  • You can pay for yourself (self-pay)
  • If you’re paying for yourself, we have finance options available with Chrysalis


What type of injections does The London Clinic offer?

The type of injection recommended for you will depend on which area of the body needs treating, the severity of the pain and your personal medical history.

Injections for joint pain that we offer include:

Corticosteroid injection are used to treat swollen or painful joints, which may be caused by an injury or arthritis.

The corticosteroid is injected directly into the joint. You may have a local anaesthetic by spray or injection to numb the skin first.

The joints often treated with corticosteroid injections are the shoulder, elbow,  wrist, fingers, hip, knee, ankle and toes.

Corticosteroid injections are also used to painful tendons and a condition called bursitis (when a fluid-filled sac that acts like a cushion between bones and tendons becomes inflamed).

A corticosteroid injection may also be used to relieve muscle pain in a specific area of the body.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) injections are often used when corticosteroid injections don’t work. 

Hyaluronic acid is chemically similar to your natural joint fluid and helps cartilage covering the ends of bones to glide against one another. 

HA injections are often used to treat osteoarthritis in the knee. They’re also a good option for people with diabetes, as they don’t raise blood sugar levels like corticosteroid injections can.

Your doctor may also refer to a hyaluronic acid injection as a hyaluronan injection or viscosupplementation.

Sclerosant injections involve a solution containing dextrose (a type of sugar) being injected into a ligament, joint, muscle or tendon.

The solution encourages the body’s natural healing process.

Sclerosant injections used to treat a range of conditions, including ligament injuries, spinal or joint instability, tendinotis and osteoarthritis.

Your doctor may also refer to ligament sclerosant injections as prolotherapy, regenerative injection therapy or proliferation therapy.

Blood is taken from you and processed in a special machine to remove red blood cells and most white blood cells to create a liquid (plasma) that’s rich in platelets. 

The platelets are good at encouraging and speeding up the healing process in your body. Your doctor will then inject the platelet-rich plasma into the area of your injury or chronic condition. 

PRP injections are used to heal injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. for example, tennis elbow.

How long is a course of treatment?

The length of your course of injections will depend on your condition, the severity of it and your general health. 

Some conditions can be treated with one injection, while others may require regular injections every few months. 

Your consultant at The London Clinic will develop a personalised treatment plan that’s right for you and discuss this with you.

What are the side effects of injections for join pain?

There is a possibility that you may be affected by side effects caused by an injection therapy. These side effects are often mild and usually don’t last very long. 

The side effects you might experience depend on the type of injection and where you’re having it.

Your consultant will discuss potential side effects of your treatment with you and will give you plenty of time to ask any questions you may have. 

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