Ultrasound-guided injections

We provide ultrasound-guided injections for pain management relating to conditions such as carpal tunnel, tendinopathy and muscle tears.

Ultrasound-guided injections provide targeted joint pain relief using a combination of anti-inflammatories and local anaesthetics. This minimally invasive procedure offers a fast and efficient pain relief solution and helps towards a speedy recovery.

Ultrasound-guided injections are offered in-house as a singular treatment or as part of pain management during physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

The benefits of choosing Clearcut Physiotherapy for your Ultrasound-guided injections

  • Lower treatment costs – Ultrasound-guided injections improve joint mobility and provide pain relief, meaning you should see a reduction in required physiotherapy sessions and a reduction in prescribed medications.

  • Accuracy – Our MSK ultrasound is highly effective in diagnosing and targeting problematic areas with complete accuracy. Our imaging technology not only reduces the risks that come with “blind” injections but also considerably reduces treatment time.

  • Reduces the risk – Unlike blind injections, ultrasound injections are proven to reduce the chances of incomplete reduction of pain, bleeding and damage to the surrounding structures.

What do we use when providing ultrasound-guided injections?

A combination of anti-inflammatories and local anaesthetics is used to treat patients.

Our anti-inflammatories include –

Cortisone – A manufactured version of the hormone cortisol and works by stopping the release of molecules that cause inflammation.

Hyaluronic acid – Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that acts as a lubricant to enable bones to move smoothly and helps improve the supply of oxygen and nutrients to worn cartilage.

The options only consist of one drug – Cortisone. Hyaluronic Acid is naturally sourced and therefore not considered a “drug”.

What to expect from an ultrasound-guided injection treatment

You are provided with a consultation before treatment to discuss your condition and personal medical history.

Before performing an injection, an ultrasound scan of the affected area will be performed to ensure the correct diagnosis and identify a safe delivery path. An ultrasound gel is applied directly onto the skin, which allows the soundwaves to penetrate the skin and gives us a clear view of the anatomy.

When we are ready and an initial visual has been performed, we direct the needle very precisely to the area we want to treat and inject the site with the chosen drug.

The treatment is quick, and your appointment should take no longer than 30 minutes.
For those coming in for a second appointment or ongoing treatments, your appointments are reduced to 15-20 minutes.

The treatment is instantly effective, which means you should have no problem returning to work or escorting yourself home after your appointment; however, we would advise you to arrange transport, especially for those having treatment on the knee joints.

How many injections do I need?

Treatment plans depend on the condition, personal medical history and choice of medicine. Currently, the NHS recommend a limit of three injections per year with at least six weeks between each treatment. But, again, this can be discussed prior to treatment.

How long will my ultrasound injection last?

On average, pain relief can last around 6-12 weeks, depending on the circumstance. Avoiding strenuous activities and maintaining a healthy weight increases the success rate and, in turn, helps towards a more extended period of being pain-free.

Our physiotherapy team will also be able to guide you through your treatment plan with helpful exercises you can do at home to ensure a more prolonged period between treatments and provide a successful recovery from injury.

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CONDITIONS WE TREAT

LOWER BACK PAIN
NECK PAIN
SHOULDER PROBLEMS
KNEE, ANKLE & FOOT PAIN
ARTHRITIS
REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURIES (RSI)
WORK-RELATED INJURIES
MUSCLE TEARS
TENDON AND LIGAMENT PROBLEMS
OVERUSE INJURIES
TENNIS/GOLFERS ELBOW
GROWING PAINS
WHIPLASH INJURIES
POST-SURGICAL REHABILITATION
HIP PAIN

OPENING HOURS

Monday – Friday 9:00 – 21:00
Saturday 9:00 – 21:00
Sunday 10:00 – 18:00

MEET OUR THERAPISTS

We have skilled therapists at the clinic specialising in a wide range of disciplines enabling us to cover many conditions and therapeutic practices.

HASSAN MOHAMOUD
HASSAN MOHAMOUDClinical Director
Hassan works closely with some of London’s best back and neuro specialists studying under one of the world’s best Spinal Biomechanists.
FRANK DUMFEH
FRANK DUMFEHSoft Tissue Therapist
Frank has been providing treatment to athletes and the public for many years over different continents in the last 20 years.
Dr ROBBIE RAY
Dr ROBBIE RAYOrthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon
I am a nationally and internationally board-certified Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. I am double fellowship trained in Sydney, Australia and Toronto, Canada.
Dr ABHINAV GULIHAR
Dr ABHINAV GULIHAROrthopaedic surgeon
Dr Abhi Gulihar is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specialising in surgical and non-surgical treatment of the upper limb conditions.
KHATIRA NIAZI
KHATIRA NIAZIPhysiotherapist
Khatira is developing a specialism in dealing with women’s health and improving access to private health care for diverse ethnic groups.
BETHANY THOMPSON
BETHANY THOMPSONPhysiotherapist MCSP
Bethany uses a combination of manual therapy techniques, such as passive stretching, mobilisations, and a range of soft tissue techniques.
CATHY REECE
CATHY REECEClinic Receptionist
Cathy offers our clients a first-class, efficient service. Cathy is your first port of call for enquiries, pricing and bookings.

OUR PATIENTS SAY

Below are just a selection of many testimonials from our patients.

I received amazing therapy from Clearcut Physio and my neck pain has gone.

PENNY DANIELS
Finally I’m back to playing football, with all the support and treatment from the physios here.
ROB M

The therapist was so positive, supportive and listened to me and treated me without watching the clock.

HELEN F

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