Cortisone Injection in Liverpool
Westside Medical Imaging is able to provide residents of the Liverpool area with cortisone injections to treat a variety of conditions. They can help relieve pain and inflammation in a specific area of your body and are most commonly injected into joints such as your shoulder, elbow, hip, ankle, knee, spine, or wrist, and even the small joints in your hands or feet.
The injection releases hydrocortisone slowly into the part of your body that is painful or swollen. Like other steroids, a cortisone injection works by calming down the immune system and this reduces inflammation and helps to relieve the pain and swelling.
Frequently Asked Questions
How painful is the procedure?
Our practice aims to provide a minimally-invasive procedure that is as painless as possible, using a variety of measures. Furthermore, our medical specialists are experts in pain management.
Do cortisone shots help immediately?
There is no way to precisely predict the body’s response to a cortisone injection, yet most patients begin to feel relief of their symptoms within 48 to 72 hours after the injection. If inflammation is severe, or if the condition is chronic, the cortisone might require more time to fully take effect.
What should I expect after the injection?
You should wait at least 15 minutes after a cortisone shot before going home. Sometimes, injections make you feel dizzy or lightheaded, yet this effect is short-lived and settles after a few minutes. Afterwards, in some cases the cortisone may result in palpitations, hot flushes, insomnia, and mild mood disturbance, yet this usually resolves within 24 hours and no treatment is required.
If you have another specific question about this procedure that is not covered above, please contact our friendly team at the clinic on 02 8107 5960 or email us at email@example.com.