Ultrasound guided injections
Joint and tendon pain from either injury or degenerative changes can affect movement and in turn affect a persons quality of life. In order to reduce pain it is essential that an accurate diagnosis is first established.
Shoulder pain, osteoarthritis of the knee and hip, tendinitis and heel pain are all common problems that benefit from cortisone injections.
Guided injections and ultrasound scans can take months on the NHS and are not always available. Private hospitals are expensive to run and therefore costs are high. Therefore the Injection Clinic was set up to provide a full range of treatments that are both accessible and affordable.
Chris Creaghan is a highly skilled NHS Clinician who provides a diagnostic examination enhanced with live ultrasound scans.
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Evening clinics providing easy access
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New patients: scan: diagnosis: guided cortisone injection: £150
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Injection Clinic is a Sheffield based service delivering ultrasound guided injections for soft tissue and joint problems.
With over twenty years of clinical experience Chris Creaghan performs hundreds of injections, ultrasound scans and helps to diagnose muscle, bone, joint and soft tissue problems on a variety of people.
Working for both the NHS and the private sector, Chris typically sees people with conditions such as joint degeneration, osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, right the way through to elite sporting clients and highly complex injuries.
Why diagnosis is important
Before treatment, it is important to establish a specific diagnosis. Injection therapy for example works to suppress inflammation and therefore, for it to be of benefit there must be an inflammatory process at work.
Sometimes the pain experience is mechanically driven and in this situation exercises and tissue mobilisation are essential to restore best alignment, strength and functional movement patterns.
In order to determine diagnosis, a clinical examination with additional ultrasound scan provides a detailed analysis as what is going wrong.
Once a diagnosis is established then we can discuss treatment options.
Guided injection therapy
There are many conditions that affect the body and cause an excessive inflammatory response.
When this is identified then guided injections are both safe and effective.
Chris Creaghan strongly advocates that injections are administered under guidance to ensure the solution is injected into the right tissue.
With guided injections there are other benefits such as tissue distention and hydro-dilation. Again, these must be performed under guidance to ensure they are safe.
One of the most common inflammatory problems is osteoarthritis, also known as joint degeneration or wear and tear. When there are degenerative mechanical changes it often causes tissue irritation and subsequent inflammation.
Steroidal injections obviously don't re-generate the joint, but they do decrease inflammation and therefore ease the pain and swelling.
When the joint is less painful a person can then commence basic exercises and help improve the function of their joint. This has long term benefits.
It is safe to inject up to three injections a year, or appropriate to simply request an injection prior to your holiday or special occasion.
With an ongoing career delivering care within the NHS, Chris Creaghan has administered thousands of guided injections, but now recognises the problems of gaining access to NHS clinics when the person needs an injection.
By working with Active healthcare in Sheffield, Chris is happy to deliver weekly evening clinics at realistic prices.