Whilst joint injections are common place and recommended frequently by clinicians including physiotherapists, General Practitioners & Orthopaedic Consultants – the wait for joint injections on the NHS are very long.

At Duality Health we offer rapid access to joint injection and are happy to take referrals from patients or their clinician – no referral letter is necessary.

Our joint injection prices are a fraction of the cost of private consultant procedures, whilst being effective and safe. Our GPs have been successfully injecting joints in the NHS for decades.

Steroid Joint Injections

If you suffer from joint pain caused injury or arthritis a GP, Consultant or Physiotherapist may suggest a steroid joint injection (corticosteroid). Steroids help to reduce inflammation which aids the reduction of pain and swelling in your joints to allow them to move more easily.

Steroid injections are often used with other medicines and physiotherapy. Such injections are not a cure for the condition affecting your joint, but they may ease symptoms. Our GP will advise on the amount and frequency of steroid injections during the course of your treatment.

During your consultation, the doctor will detail possible side effects and complications and how they can affect you.


Our in-house sonographer specialises in joint injections. We can provide diagnostic joint scans prior to any course of treatment and utilise ultrasound-guided injections to maximise the effectiveness of steroid injections.


Book a diagnostic ultrasound and any subsequent joint injection – whether or not ultrasound guided – will be discounted to £140

Ease of Access to Procedures

Duality Health provides patients with a rapid-access musculoskeletal injection option. From frozen shoulder to knee arthritis, wrist tendonitis to tennis elbow, we offer a highly-skilled, efficient, rapid-access service.

If pain is interfering with your working day, normal movement, fitness goals or rest at night, we can help. See our options below for a wide range of bookings and our next available appointment.

If you are not sure whether a steroid joint injection is the most appropriate solution for you, book a consultation with one of our Private GPs.



Metacarpal Phalangeal Joint injection: most commonly injected for osteoarthritis pain at the base of the thumb


Trigger Finger

Usually impacting the thumb, ring or little finger: If the tendon becomes swollen and inflamed it can “catch” in the tunnel it runs through (the tendon sheath). This can make it difficult to move the affected finger or thumb and can result in a clicking sensation. A steroid injection is one method of treating this condition – anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, rest or splinting can also help.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Often a self limiting condition or one that improves with the use of a splint, anti-inflammatories or avoidance of triggers; sometimes the carpal tunnel benefits from steroid injection if resistant to other methods. Unfortunately some patients go on to require surgery and release of the carpal tunnel, a steroid injection can aid relief in the interim


De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

A painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. If you have de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, it will probably hurt when you turn your wrist, grasp anything or make a fist. This is usually a repetitive strain injury – so avoiding the trigger often facilitates improvement. A steroid injection can be most helpful in this condition.


Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow

Although strictly speaking a tendinopathy (rather than a tendon ‘itis’) patients anecdotally do report good results from steroid injections for this condition. In our opinion, the evidence is poor and the use of a decent tennis/golfers compression strap or avoidance of triggers a better starting point. For those who have exhausted all their options we will consider a steroid injection as a last resort.


Shoulder Injection

The shoulder is a complex joint and commonly can have pathology amenable to steroid injection in a number of areas. Shoulders are complex, and it is best practice that before steroid injection of this joint occurs that the joint is cleared of any rotator cuff tears by ultrasound or MRI before injecting any new issue. Ultrasound scans are available within our clinic. The injection of a recurrent issue previously scanned is less of an issue.


Hip Bursitis

The injection of a hip bursitis is an effective modality for this painful condition and well tolerated by patients.


Knee Injections

Effective for the management of inflamed/swollen joints whether due to inflammatory rheumatological disease or a flare of osteoarthritis. Knee injections are well tolerated but can offer variable relief dependent upon the underlying pathological processes.


Morton’s Neuroma

A steroid injection near the neuroma may trigger a reduction in swelling of the nerve and pain.


Plantar Fasciitis

Whilst historically dubious about the benefits of steroid injections of the plantar fascia we have anecdotally had good results from patients with this procedure. Generally an option of last resort, most plantar fasciitis will resolve with good self-care and adequate footwear. We strongly recommend impact dissipating ‘gel heel inserts’ or insoles.