Are a safe and effective treatment option for many different types of sports and musculoskeletal injuries.
Cortisone is naturally produced by the body and is a powerful anti-inflammatory. An injection uses a synthetic version of cortisone, which is injected in or around the injured tissue*.
Cortisone injections are an effective treatment option for:
- Tendon injury
- Joint pain
- Other musculoskeletal problems (eg. neuritis)
*The injection of cortisone should only be administered by a trained physician.
Autologous blood injections or platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections are a new therapy for sports injury. These techniques are often used to treat tendon pathology. Tendons have poor blood supply and therefore poor healing. The idea of performing blood injections arose from the known benefits of surgical techniques that simply improve blood supply to an injured tendon.
This type of treatment involves removing blood from an elbow vein and injecting the blood into the target tissue. Sometimes the blood is spun down to obtain the PRP which has a high concentration of the platelets and other proteins which can accelerate healing.