Sound RadiologyCrotisone common cause of a painful joint is synovitis inflammation of the lining of the joint. Reduction in pain may make physical therapy more effective. This procedure is most often used in the image guided cortisone injection, knee, or hip but may also be helpful in other joints. To make sure the injection goes into the joint itself where it has a better chance of working, the needle for the injection is guided by imaging, most often by an men with low t. Sometimes image guided cortisone injection can be difficult for your injectoon to know exactly what is causing your joint pain. If the pain xortisone not due mainly to joint inflammation, the injection may not improve your symptoms. Although this may be disappointing to you, it can be helpful information for your doctor as it means that another cause of the joint pain needs to be considered.
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An injection of cortisone steroid is often requested to aid in the treatment of symptoms caused by inflammation of joints, muscles and tendons. It is performed using ultrasound to guide a mixture of local anaesthetic and cortisone into the area of concern allowing for accurate administration of the medication. We recommend that you to rest the area of concern for at least a day following the inject ion.
You are not required to have any special preparation for the above examination unless specified our friendly staff at the time of booking your appointment. Our specialised sonographer will take you through to the ultrasound room and perform a thorough examination of the requested area if no previous imaging has been performed. Our Radiologist upon reviewing your imaging will come and discuss whether an injection is appropriate for your medical management.
If the injection is to proceed, our Radiologist will clean your skin and a mixture of both the medications will be guided into the area of concern. The effects of the anaesthetic can last hours, however the cortisone usually takes from days following the injection to start having any affect. We suggest that your follow up appointment with your referring practitioner be made after days post-injection to allow for the best results. You may experience some pain from the injection however this usually subsides relatively quickly following the procedure.
If you are a diabetic, it is recommended that you monitor your blood sugar levels regularly for 2 days post injection. Complications of this procedure are very rare, however you may experience some localised bruising or redness. Less commonly you may notice a flare, which is redness of your face and chest for about 24 hours following the procedure.
If you start to experience extra pain and heat in the area you should contact your doctor immediately. As with any needle that you may have, the site can bruise and be tender.
Pain relief can be taken such as panadol aspirin is not recommended. Temporary tingling and numbness at the site is not unusual and thus we recommend that someone drives you to and from your appointment. We recommend that you do on do any strenuous physical activity for a few days post procedure as to maximize the benefits of the cortisone injection.
If you experience severe pain, fever or prolonged numbness please consult both your referring practitioner and our staff here at Sound Radiology. If you are having a ultrasound guided steroid injection, please see our checklists below.
What to expect Our specialised sonographer will take you through to the ultrasound room and perform a thorough examination of the requested area if no previous imaging has been performed. After your procedure As with any needle that you may have, the site can bruise and be tender.