Injection Therapy

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What is Injection Therapy?

Injection Therapy is the injection of a substance to bring about pain relief in joints and soft tissues. It is used in conjunction with rehabilitation.

Types of Injections:

Corticosteroids (CSI):
A corticosteroid injection is an anti-inflammatory injection. These injections can be used to treat joint arthritis and soft tissue pain/tendinopathy. The injection can help to relieve swelling, pain, and stiffness caused by inflammation. This may allow you to start your rehabilitation and return to normal activities sooner. A steroid injection can also be helpful to aid in the diagnosis of your condition if it is not clear which structures are causing your pain.

Ostenil (Ostenil, Ostenil Plus, Ostenil Tendon)Ostenil is an injectable solution containing sodium hyaluronate (also known as hyaluronic acid), which is a substance that occurs naturally in the body. Injecting this substance into a joint affected by arthritis can restore the normal balance between the production and breakdown of sodium hyaluronate which, in turn, can reduce the symptoms of arthritis such as pain and stiffness. The lubricating characteristics of Ostenil can also be utilised to treat tendon disorders such as overuse injuries. Furthermore, this product blocks pain receptors, hinders inflammatory mediators and helps transport nutrients.

Katy can discuss which injection option would be most suitable for your condition.

Conditions that can be treated with injection therapy;

  • Shoulder, Knee or Thumb arthritis
  • Tennis or Golfers elbow
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Trigger Finger/Trigger Thumb
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Frozen Shoulder

Who administers our Injection Therapy?

Katy Washington MSc BSc (Hons)

Katy is our Advanced Musculoskeletal Practitioner and Independent Non-Medical Prescriber offering Corticosteroid and Ostenil Injection Therapy to joints and soft tissue structures.

Katy has over 20 years of experience in Orthopaedics which includes working with The Football Association and England Women’s Teams.

Katy currently manages complex patients in an NHS Orthopaedic specialist assessment and treatment service.

*Injection Therapy sessions cannot be pre-booked using our online booking service. Please contact Katy via for further information and discussion on your suitability for Injection Therapy.