Hi, I'm Dr Norris. We've made this short video to explain more about the Amicus Health joint injection clinics.There are a number of conditions that can be treated with joint injections. Some of the most common include knee arthritis, shoulder pain and carpal tunnel. These are just a few examples but your doctor can advise you on whether your particular problem could be treated with a joint injection.It would be really helpful if you can attend the appointment wearing appropriate clothing. So for example, if your shoulder is a problem, wearing a vest top, or if your knee is causing problems, wearing shorts.The benefits of joint injections include the relief of pain and stiffness. They can also reduce the amount of painkillers that you need to take, and can also delay, or sometimes even prevent, you having to have an operation.Joint injections are generally very safe and well-tolerated. However, they don't work for everyone and sometimes the effect is only temporary. We will go through the potential risks and benefits of any injection with you before the procedure, and you will have a chance to ask any questions that you would like.The effects of the injection can vary from person to person, but most people get at least some benefit for a reasonable length of time. This can be as long as several months or even longer. Generally, we can only inject most areas three times a year, but this can vary depending on the problem.In summary, joint injections can be a really effective treatment for a variety of problems. If you think you could benefit from an appointment at the joint injection clinic, please contact your doctor to discuss this.
In this video, Dr Ben Norris talks about the joint injection clinics at Amicus Health. You might benefit from a joint injection for problems such as:
The injection can reduce inflammation, pain and stiffness, and delay or prevent the need for an operation.