Dr O’Donoghue has been trained to give injections for conditions such as bursitis, arthritis and tendonitis. If after a sports medicine consultation, which involves a full History and Examination, it is felt you may benefit from an injection, the risks and benefits of such a procedure will be discussed with you. Depending on your diagnosis we can offer Corticosteroid or Hyaluronic Acid injections.
Corticosteroids act as an anti-inflammatory and can help alleviate pain and inflammation in tissues and joints.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that naturally occurs in the human body and it can act as a lubricant and cushion in the joint.
On occasion it may be necessary to aspirate a joint. This involves removing fluid from a joint by way of a needle and syringe. This is done to alleviate pain and tension within a swollen joint. It can also help aid in the diagnosis of certain inflammatory conditions such as gout.