Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid (steroid medicine) that is used to treat inflammation due to a number of diseases and conditions. The medicine in hydrocortisone is similar to cortisol, a natural hormone produced by the adrenal glands.
Hydrocortisone injections are used to treat swollen or painful joints, such as after an injury or arthritis.
The hydrocortisone is injected directly into the painful joint. This is called an intra-articular injection. The joints most commonly injected are the shoulder elbow, knee, wrist/hand, spine and hip.
· Hydrocortisone injections for joint pain work by releasing the medicine slowly into the joint. This reduces pain and swelling.
· After an injection, the joint may feel better for several months – sometimes as long as a year.
· The injection can cause pain and swelling in the joint, this pain tends to go away after a few days.
Here at The Back Care Clinic, we have much success with these injections which are performed by our Orthopaedic Injection Specialist, Stephen Deadman.
We are dedicated in providing a value for money solution to joint pain and when compared with other practitioners, within the West Sussex area in the private sector, we are by far the more affordable option.
For more information or to receive advice on a specific problem please either message us or telephone 01293 404040