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Ultrasound Guided Steroid Injections

Ultrasound Guided Steroid Injections

At Southgate Physio Clinic in North London

We’re excited to announce a new addition to our range of services at our physiotherapy clinic: Ultrasound-Guided Steroid Injections. This innovative treatment option combines cutting-edge technology with our commitment to patient care to offer an effective solution for various musculoskeletal conditions.

What are Ultrasound-Guided Steroid Injections?

Ultrasound-Guided Steroid Injections are a minimally invasive treatment used to relieve pain and inflammation in the body’s joints and soft tissues. Under the guidance of ultrasound imaging, a healthcare professional injects a corticosteroid (a powerful anti-inflammatory medication) directly into the affected area. This real-time imaging ensures precise placement of the medication, maximising its effectiveness and minimising potential side effects.

How can Ultrasound-Guided Steroid Injections Benefit You?

1. Precision Treatment:

With the help of ultrasound guidance, the injected medication is accurately delivered to the target area, ensuring maximum effectiveness, and reducing the risk of damage to nearby structures.

2. Fast Pain Relief:

Patients often experience significant relief from pain and discomfort shortly after the injection. This can make it easier to engage in physiotherapy exercises and improve overall quality of life.

3. Minimally Invasive:

The procedure is carried out with a small needle, and because it’s guided by ultrasound, it minimises the risk of complications and doesn’t require a prolonged recovery period.

Implementation in Our Clinic

To offer Ultrasound-Guided Steroid Injections, we’ve taken several steps to ensure a safe and effective service:

1. Equipment and Facilities:

We’ve invested in high-quality ultrasound equipment (Logiq e) to provide the best possible imaging. Southgate Physio clinic has also been adapted to accommodate this new service, ensuring a comfortable and professional environment for the procedure.

2. Staff Training:

Our healthcare professionals have undergone extensive training in musculoskeletal ultrasound and injection techniques, ensuring they’re equipped with the skills and knowledge to perform this treatment safely and effectively.

3. Patient-Centred Care:

Southgate physio remains committed to providing patient-centred care. We will fully explain the procedure, benefits, and potential risks to our patients, and the decision to proceed will always be made collaboratively by shared decision making.

Conditions Treated with Ultrasound-Guided Injections

Ultrasound-Guided Injections are used to treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions that cause pain and inflammation. These include but are not limited to:

Tendonitis: This inflammation or irritation of a tendon can be found in various parts of the body, including the shoulder (rotator cuff tendonitis), elbow (tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow), wrist, hip, knee (jumper’s knee), and ankle (Achilles tendonitis).

Bursitis: Bursitis is the inflammation of the small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion the bones, tendons, and muscles near your joints. It often occurs in the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee.

Arthritis: Ultrasound-guided injections can help manage the pain and inflammation associated with various forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Plantar Fasciitis: This condition, causing pain in the heel or bottom of the foot, can be treated with ultrasound-guided injections to alleviate pain and promote healing.

Ganglion Cysts: These noncancerous lumps often developing along the tendons or joints of your wrists or hands can be treated with ultrasound-guided injections to reduce their size and associated discomfort.

Neuromas: These benign growths of nerve tissue can cause pain or discomfort, and ultrasound-guided injections can be used to alleviate these symptoms.

Trigger Points: These are painful “knots” in your muscles. They can be relieved with injections guided by ultrasound.

Remember, while ultrasound-guided injections provide an effective method for treating a variety of conditions, they are just one component of a comprehensive treatment plan. Our expert clinicians at Southgate Physio Clinic will work with you to develop a treatment approach that best fits your individual needs.


The addition of Ultrasound-Guided Steroid Injections to our clinic represents our dedication to providing advanced, comprehensive, and effective treatment options for our patients. We at Southgate Physio look forward to offering this service and continuing our mission to help our patients live healthier, pain-free lives. As always, our team at Southgate physio clinic is available to answer any questions you may have about this new service.


To get the information on all our physiotherapy services and treatments, please have a look at our brochure.

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