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Private Ultrasound Guided Hyaluronic Acid Injection Treatment Birmingham

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

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 shoulder treatment.

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An ultrasound-guided hyaluronic acid injection contains a natural component of synovial fluid. HA Injections tend to increase joint fluid viscosity and restore joint lubrication. Hence, it acts as a shock absorber to control joint/tendon symptoms. Ultrasound-guided injections allow the clinician to visualize the needle and tip in real time as it enters the body and navigates to the desired location. This assures that the medication is accurately injected at the intended site.


We offer same-day consultation, ultrasound-guided diagnostic scans, and hyaluronic acid treatment in Birmingham.

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

Brands of Hyaluronic Acid Injections available at Joint Care Clinics

Durolane hyaluronic acid injections

Durolane is a brand of hyaluronic acid (HA) injection that is used to treat joint pain and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis. It is a clear, gel-like substance. Under ultrasound guidance and using local anaesthesia to make the procedure tolerable and accurate it is injected directly into the affected joint. The brand Durolane contains a high concentration of non-cross-linked HA. Meaning it does not contain chemical bonds between the HA molecules.
The HA in Durolane is highly purified, free from impurities and is designed to be biocompatible with the body’s natural joint fluids. It’s unique in that it does not contain any animal-derived ingredients. Making it a good option for patients who may have allergies or sensitivities to animal-derived products.
This natural substance is found in the body’s joints and helps to lubricate and cushion the joint. It is also a single-injection treatment, which means that patients only need one injection to experience relief from joint pain and stiffness for up to six months. Unlike some other HA injections, Durolane does not require a series of injections, making it a convenient treatment option for patients.

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Ostenil plus hyaluronic acid injections

Ostenil Plus is a brand of hyaluronic acid (HA) injection that is used to treat joint pain and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis. It is a clear, viscous solution that is injected directly into the affected joint. Always under ultrasound guidance and using local anaesthesia to make the procedure tolerable and accurate.
It’s designed to provide long-lasting relief, with some patients experiencing pain relief for up to six months after a single injection. It is also unique in that it contains mannitol, which is a sugar alcohol that has antioxidant properties and can help to reduce inflammation in the joint. Also Ostenil Plus contains a high concentration of cross-linked HA, which is a natural substance found in the body’s joints and helps to lubricate and cushion the joint. When injected into the affected joint, Ostenil Plus can help to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and improve joint function.

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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"


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Hyaluronic Acid Injection FAQs

What is hyaluronic Acid and how is it useful for Joint pain / Arthritic joint?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural substance that is found in our bodies, particularly in the connective tissues, such as the Joints, skin and cartilage. It is a glycosaminoglycan, which is a long chain of sugar molecules that is able to hold onto water molecules, providing lubrication and cushioning.

In the joints, hyaluronic acid plays an important role in providing lubrication and shock absorption, as well as helping to maintain the health of cartilage. As we age or experience joint injuries, the amount of hyaluronic acid in our joints can decrease, and/or the quality of the hyaluronic acid can also deteriorate, which can lead to stiffness, swelling, pain, and decreased mobility.
To help address this, hyaluronic acid injections are sometimes used as a treatment for joint pain and inflammation. The injections involve the administration of local anaesthesia to the area of the treatment to make the procedure comfortable, then aspiration ( also known as drawing) of joint fluid/swelling is carried out under ultrasound guidance and injecting the chosen hyaluronic acid directly into the joint. This can help improve joint lubrication, reduce inflammation, and promote the health of cartilage.

This treatment is typically used for people with osteoarthritis, a condition that involves the breakdown of cartilage in the joints due to age, sports injuries or in high-impact activities.
In addition to injections, hyaluronic acid can also be taken as an oral supplement or applied topically to the skin. However, the effectiveness of these methods for joint health is less clear than with injections, and more research is needed to fully understand their potential benefits. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections can be administered along with Hyaluronic Acid (HA), at the same time.


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What types of hyaluronic acid used for joint injections?

There are several types of hyaluronic acid (HA) products that are used for joint injections. Each type has its own unique properties and characteristics. Some of the most commonly used types of HA for joint injections include:

High molecular weight HA:
This type of HA has larger molecules and provides longer-lasting lubrication and cushioning effects. It is often used for more severe cases of osteoarthritis.

Low molecular weight HA:
This type of HA has smaller molecules and is thought to be more easily absorbed by the joint tissues. It is often used for milder cases of osteoarthritis.

Cross-linked HA:
This type of HA is modified chemically to increase its stability and prolong its effects. It is often used in cases where other forms of HA injections have not been effective.

Non-cross-linked HA:
This type of HA is not chemically modified and is thought to be more similar to the natural hyaluronic acid found in the body. It is often used in cases where patients may be sensitive to cross-linked HA products.
The specific type of HA used for joint injections will depend on several factors, including the severity of the osteoarthritis, the patient’s medical history, and any allergies or sensitivities they may have. We can help determine which type of HA injection is best for your individual situation.

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What are the advantages of Hyaluronic acid injection for joint pain?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) injection therapy for joint pain has several advantages, including:
HA injections reduce the rate of wear and tear that occur in the joint due to age-related processes, due to our daily activities, due to high impact activities (the higher the joint impact – the higher the wear and tear), sports and trauma.

Non-surgical :
HA injections are a non-surgical treatment option for joint pain. This means that patients who want to delay the surgery or who are not suitable for the surgery can be a candidate for HA injections. Also, HA injection can avoid the risks and recovery time associated with surgery, if you are not ready for the surgery due to the post-surgical recovery time.

Minimal side effects:
The side effects of HA injections are typically mild and temporary, with the most common being pain, swelling, stiffness and redness at the injection site for a short period.

Provides long-lasting relief:
HA injections are designed to provide long-lasting relief from joint pain and stiffness. Some patients may experience relief for up to 6 to 9 months after a single injection.

Can improve joint function:

HA injections can also help to improve joint function, allowing patients to perform daily activities with less pain and discomfort. Enables you to return to hobbies, occupations and recreational activities.

Can be repeated:
HA injections can be repeated as needed, providing ongoing relief of joint pain and stiffness. Unlike corticosteroid (cortisone/steroid) injections, HA does not cause progression of wear and tear in the long term. Hence, HA is safe to receive regularly as long as you are benefiting from the HA injections.

Overall, HA injections can be an effective treatment option for patients with joint pain, and stiffness offering several advantages over other treatment options

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How many Injections do I need? Or Can I have?

Some may need a course of 3 injections and others may need only one injection. Since Hyaluronic Acid is a natural synovial fluid there is no restriction on how many you can have, as long as they are working for you. Sometimes HA injections provide no symptomatic relief.

How long do Hyaluronic Acid injections work?

We offer Hyaluronic Acid injections with large particles, which tend to stay longer in the joint and potentially offer symptomatic relief for an extended period of time. If your body responds well to the treatment, you should see the benefits in a few days to weeks and last for a few months. However, the duration of Hyaluronic Acid effect depends on various factors, such as the severity of the problem, lifestyle and type of Hyaluronic Acid preparation.

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How long do the hyaluronic acid injections last for arthritis joints?

Unfortunately, there is no straightforward answer to this.
According to a review article published in the Journal of Pain Research, the duration of pain relief provided by hyaluronic acid injections for knee osteoarthritis can vary depending on the type of injection used, the severity of arthritis, occupation, hobbies and expectations. The review found that the duration of pain relief ranged from 4 weeks to 9 months after a single injection, However, the review also noted that the effectiveness of hyaluronic acid injections can vary widely among individuals, and some people may not experience significant pain relief from this treatment.
Another study published in the Journal of Arthroplasty found that the duration of pain relief provided by hyaluronic acid injections for hip osteoarthritis can last for up to 24 weeks after a single injection.
It’s worth noting that the efficacy of hyaluronic acid injections for arthritis joint pain is still a matter of debate among experts, and some studies have found little to no benefit from this treatment. The American College of Rheumatology has issued guidelines recommending against the routine use of hyaluronic acid injections for knee osteoarthritis due to limited evidence of their effectiveness.
Overall, the duration of pain relief provided by hyaluronic acid injections for arthritis joint pain can vary depending on several factors, including the type of injection used, the severity of arthritis, and the individual’s response to the treatment. It’s important to discuss the potential benefits and risks of this treatment with your healthcare provider to determine if it’s right for you.

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Can I have both HA and cortisone/steroid/corticosteroid together at the same time for my joint?

Yes, Cortisone and HA injections can be given at the same time.

Can I have both PRP and HA together at the same time for my joint?

Yes. Both HA and platelet-rich plasma) (PRP) are natural products that can be administered at the same time.
( please refer to the PRP (platelet-rich plasma) section on the website, for further details on PRP.

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Are there any side effects from using the hyaluronic acid injections?

Like any medical treatment, hyaluronic acid (HA) injections can cause side effects. However, the majority of side effects are rare. If occurred they are mild and temporary.
Common side effects of HA injections include pain, swelling, redness, and warmth at the injection site. These side effects usually go away within a few days of the injection.
Less common side effects can include allergic reactions, which can cause itching, rash, or difficulty breathing. These reactions are very rare but can be serious and require immediate medical attention. Please call 999 or visit A and E if experienced.
In some cases, HA injections can also cause joint stiffness or a temporary increase in pain. This is typically short-lived and improves within a few days of the injection.

Post injection care?
  • This is common to feel stiff, painful injection sites for a very short period of time. Usually, subsides after 48hr. This could be easily treated with ice packs, rest, and pain medication.
    If the injection area becomes, swollen, red, warm and painful could be a sign of infection. This requires immediate medical attention. Please, visit A and E or GP for further advice/ treatment. However, this is an extremely rare complication.
  • If you experience breathing difficulties, contact 999 immediately. Again, this is an extremely rare complication as well.
  • Try avoiding baths and swimming pools for a couple of days to minimise the risk of infections from stagnant water. The shower is not a problem including on the day of injection.
  • Try avoiding strenuous activities for a week, such as long walks, running, and exercises involving the injection site.

If you still have any further questions or concerns please contact ‘Joint Care Clinics’ on 0333 444 2013 and e-mail: info@jointcareclinics.co.uk

How do Hyaluronic Acid injections work?

Hyaluronic Acid’s lubricating ability improves the gliding and reduces the stickiness of the tendon fibres. Hyaluronic Acid also blocks pain receptors and hinders inflammatory mediators. Overall it helps to restore normal tendon features.

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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"


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

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

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

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

Northamptonshire clinic covering Northampton,  Daventry, Kettering and Wellingborough.

Leicestershire clinic covering Leicester and Nottingham (Nottinghamshire)

We also have clinics in Newcastle, Gateshead, and Tyne and Wear, covering the North East.