Injection Therapy

Injection Therapy

injection therapy, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, golfer elbowAt The Physio Group, Stephen Brannigan is a fully qualified injection therapist.

 

Viscosupplementation

This involves injecting a lubricant called Hyulorate into a joint which is affected by symptoms of Osteoarthritis (wear and tear of a joint). When a joint develops osteoarthritis there is usually a wearing down of the joint cartilage. This leads to a decrease of fluid lubrication and can cause grinding and pain. Viscosupplementation uses a substance called hyaluronic acid which is found in normal joint fluid. It is a gel like substance and can help lubricate the joint.

Usually a course of 4 injections over 6 weeks is recommended along with a structured rehabilitation program to improve joint mobility and strength. Results to date are extremely encouraging and although they won’t cure arthritis they can significantly reduce the pain from it.

If you have any questions regarding an appointment at The Physio Group, call us on 02830269733 or ask a physio.