Physiotherapy advanced practitioner
We are excited to offer a new hydrocortisone injection service at One 2 One Therapies. Steroid injections or “hydrocortisones” are anti-inflammatory medicines used to treat a range of muscular and joint pain conditions. They will be offered by Christian Lambert a new Physiotherapy advanced practitioner working from the clinic. Chris has been working as an advanced practitioner in the NHS using cortisone injections to assist patients with musculoskeletal symptoms for over 8 years. He uses these injections alongside an appropriate exercise and rehabilitation programme to help patients recover from their symptoms. Outside of his 17 year NHS career, Chris has worked as an Elite sports team Physiotherapist at London Olympics, Commonwealth and European games.
What are Hydrocortisone or Cortisone injections?
Steroid injections are used to treat problems such as inflammatory joint pain caused by tendonitis or arthritis (or other soft tissue or joint related pain). One 2 One will be offering cortisone injections for the below conditions:
What conditions are suitable for injection?
Shoulder bursitis or tendonitis
Tennis elbow (pain on outside of elbow)
Trigger finger (finger sticking or locking frequently)
Hip bursitis (pain on the outside of the hip)
Knee pain from arthritis
How do I know if injections will work for my condition?
At One 2 One, we start with a Physiotherapy assessment (this could be with any of our Physiotherapists). This session will allow patients to be diagnosed appropriately, and advice given on benefits or need for a steroid condition (some may not need this treatment). It also allows the Physiotherapy rehab programme to be started, which is an essential part of recovery following any potential cortisone injection. If appropriate your Physio will then book you into an injection appointment following this consultation.
How do I know if these injections are safe for me?
Most adults can have hydrocortisone injections. Hydrocortisone injections are not suitable for some people:
Have ever had an allergic reaction to hydrocortisone (steroids and local anaesthetic) in past
Have already had a steroid injection to the same area within 4 months
Currently have an infection and require anti-biotic medication
Are trying to get pregnant, are already pregnant or you are breastfeeding
Have recently been in contact with someone with chickenpox, shingles or measles (unless you're sure you are immune to these infections)
Have recently had, or you're due to have, any vaccinations (not advised within 2 weeks of a steroid injection)
Take blood thinning medication like Warfarin (this would need to be discussed with the clinic)
Have a joint replacement in the area being considered for injection
Have a bleeding disorder
Please read the below link for any further steroid injection queries you may have:
Steroid Injections | Side-effects, uses, time to work (versusarthritis.org)
To book an appointment please contact us.
( Please note you will require a referral from a consultant or one of our physiotherapists )