Cortisone Injections Nottingham

Private Ultrasound Guided Cortisone Injections at our Joint Care Clinics near Nottingham.

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Private Cortisone Injections Near Nottingham

Joint Care Clinics provides private Cortisone injections for Joint pain treatment near Nottingham. We offer cortisone injections for all the weight-bearing joints, such as the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, foot, sacroiliac joint, wrist and hand joints.

A cortisone steroid injection offers pain relief from inflammatory signs, such as joint pain, soft tissue pain, swelling, and joint stiffness. The cortisone injection can help you to return to normal activities and hobbies or to commence physiotherapy.  

Joint Care Clinics are HCPC registered and members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. and the Society of Radiographers. We offer a one-stop clinic for consultation, diagnostic scans and treatment. This service is offered by highly experienced clinicians. We use an ultrasound diagnostic scanner to pinpoint the area of pain, for a more accurate diagnosis and tailor-made treatment.

Cortisone Injections near Nottingham
Darren Gough Cricketer

"Having played professional sport from 1989-2008 I’ve amassed plenty of aches and pains after numerous operations. I’ve been around the world and seen some of the best Doctors and surgeons out there, and Ram has been right up there with his care and skill. Never in a rush, he’s kind, compassionate and very professional. Not only helped me with knee and shoulder pain, he’s also treated my wife for elbow pain. My son is now going to see him as he’s seen a difference in how his parents are moving. Thanks for all your help, Darren Gough and Anna Gough"


Darren Gough - English Cricket Player

Musculoskeletal issues?

If you are experiencing painful joints, muscles, tendons or ligaments please get in touch for a diagnostic scan and treatment

What are Ultrasound Guided Injections?

Ultrasound Guided Steroid Injections allow the clinician to visualise the needle and needle tip in real-time as it enters the body. The clinician can navigate the needle to the treatment area accurately. This assures that the medication is accurately injected at the source of the site of the symptoms. 

Before the procedure, all will be explained to you, including side effects, risks, and benefits.  You will be given an opportunity to discuss any other questions or concerns you may have. If there are any changes in your health or circumstances you must inform the clinician, before the injection. 

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Richard Kilty

"My name is Richard Kilty, I am the current captain of the British athletics team. World 60m champion, double European 60m champion & European 4x100m relay record holder. I have been using Ram Rachaputi for many years now. I have used many of his different treatments for my performance, injuries & general training recovery. I have always had huge success after seeing ram. He is truly world class at what he does. I will continue to work with ram all the way throughout my career and will be forever grateful for his precise and incredible work"


Richard Kilty

Cortisone Steroid Injections Faqs

What is a Ultrasound Guided Steroid Injection?

An Ultrasound Guided Steroid injection is also known as a Corticosteroid injection or steroid injection. It is a strong anti-inflammatory medication used for many inflammatory and arthritis conditions to control pain, swelling, and stiffness and improve function. Corticosteroid injections are NOT the same used by bodybuilders.

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Why should I have a cortisone injection?

A corticosteroid injection can help to relieve inflammatory signs, such as pain, swelling, and stiffness. These may, in turn, help you to return to normal activities/hobbies or help you to carry out exercises to strengthen the muscles or improve cardio-respiratory fitness. If you struggle to carry out a prescribed rehab by a therapist because of pain, you should try a steroid injection.

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Why do I need a Cortisone Steroid Injection?

Ultrasound allows the clinician to visualise the needle and needle tip in real-time as it enters the body and helps while navigating the needle to the desired location accurately. This ensures the steroid is accurately injected into the source of pain. Thus success rate is extremely high.

Despite good intentions, even in the most experienced hands, injections performed without imaging guidance are not always accurate and in some cases (ex: hip joint injection) technically not possible or safer. This can make you believe corticosteroid injections do not work for you.

In addition, Some ultrasound-guided injections are less painful than blind injections. This is under ultrasound guidance we avoid touching the bone or passing the needle through tendons (unless unavoidable).

There are many different types of imaging-guided injections. However, ultrasound has a few distinct advantages over other image guidances (ex: Fluoroscopy or X-ray guidance), such as:

  • No radiation. 
  • Quick and simple.
  • Ultrasound is a real-time dynamic tool.

Ultrasound-guided injections are also recommended when the traditional method (known as blind or anatomical-guided injections) has failed to achieve the optimal outcome. 

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What are the risks of having a cortisone injection?

The majority of the patients do not experience side effects/risk factors. Our pre-injection screening helps to identify the potential risks

Common :

  • Flushed face for a few hours after the steroid injection. May last up to 48-72 hours.
  • Steroid flare-up: Pain may be worse for a few days (up to 2 weeks) before feels better. 
  • Temporary bruising and/or bleeding, especially if you are on blood-thinning medications.
  • A temporary rise in blood sugar levels, in diabetics.
  • Fat atrophy: thinning of the fat at the site of injection.
  • Change in the skin colour around the steroid injection site (depigmentation of skin).
  • A transient feeling of fainting or dizziness.
  • Light vaginal bleeding or irregular menstruation cycle. Usually corrects by 2 or 3 cycles.
  • The injection may not work. Sometimes it can be a partial success or temporarily successful, where another injection may need to be considered. 
  • Weakening/damage/tear to the tendons and neurovascular bundle.

Rare :

  • Infection is very rare (about 1 in 10,000).  If the injected area becomes swollen, painful and hot, or if you become generally unwell, contact your GP or Accident & Emergency (A&E) department, without a delay.

However, pre-injection screening, hand washing, and sterile techniques are employed to minimise the side effects.  

When should I not consider the cortisone steroid injection?
  • Infection either at the site of injection or elsewhere in the body.
  • If you are currently on antibiotic therapy for an active infection. Prophylactic antibiotics can be safer to perform Steroid injections.
  • If you are allergic to steroids/local anaesthetic drugs.
  • If you are on anticoagulant therapy and your INR is too high.
  • If you are feeling unwell.
  • Metal at the targeted area of injection. Ex: Joint replacement, metal plate.
  • Having surgery soon to the area of injection. 

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Are there any other alternatives to Cortisone Steroid Injections?
  • Rest.
  • Physiotherapy.
  • Pain medication.
  • Avoid exposing the activities that caused the injury.
  • Hyaluronic Acid or Platelet Rich Plasma injections are an alternative to corticosteroid therapy. A new and natural way of treating the condition.
  • Surgery: speak to your GP or a specialist.

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What happens during the procedure?

The injection site will be cleaned with an aseptic material to minimise the risk of injection, and gently introduced a tiny needle to give local anaesthesia under the skin, before advancing to the target site under ultrasound guidance. Plaster is applied (if not allergic to the plasters) to the injection site to keep the injection site clean. If you prefer you can watch the whole procedure on the Ultrasound screen and we can explain the procedure throughout.

Will it hurt?

Discomfort from the needle insertion can be minimised by using local anaesthesia.

What happens after the Injection?

If local anesthesia is used you may be pain-free for up to 2 hours, after that, you may start experiencing pain until the steroid starts working. During this period, you can continue with your regular pain medication prescribed to you by your doctor.

There is no guarantee that steroid works for everyone. If it works, steroids may take any time between 2-3 days to 2 weeks. It is not possible to estimate how long the steroid injection is effective in controlling the symptoms, usually 3-5 months.

What happens after returning home?

Driving is not recommended for the rest of the day. Your motor insurance may not be valid for at least 3 hours following the injection.  For the first 2 days, avoid carrying out any activities that make the pain worse and gradually return to normal duties. 2 weeks of relative rest is recommended, especially when weight-bearing joints are injected. 

If the injected area is swollen or painful, apply ice packs in a wrapped towel to the injection site for 10 minutes each time, twice or thrice a day.

Do I need a follow-up appointment?

You may have a follow-up appointment with your referrer. In some cases you may need another injection, if that is the case, you can talk to your referrer regarding this.  More than 3 steroid injections in a year to the same area of the body are not recommended. If you were seen directly by us, we will arrange a follow-up appointment for you.

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What is the cost of a private steroid injection at one of your UK clinics?
The cost of steroid injections may vary depending on the area and how many are required. More than one injection in the same appointment attracts an additional discount.
Do You Offer Cortisone Injections Near Me?

We have a number of clinics across the UK, please check our contact page for the clinic that is nearest to you.


We cover many areas throughout the UK, with our convenient Joint Care Clinics including:

Warwickshire clinic covering Bedworth, Coventry, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, NuneatonRugby, Stratford Upon Avon, and Warwick.

West Midlands clinic covering Birmingham, Edgbaston, Harborne, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, and Wolverhampton

Buckinghamshire clinic covering Aylesbury, Bedford, Leighton Buzzard, and Milton Keynes.

Northamptonshire clinic covering Daventry, Kettering, Northampton, and Wellingborough.

Leicestershire clinic covering Leicester and Nottingham (Nottinghamshire)

We also have regular clinics in the North East in Newcastle