Welcome to Joint Care North East

Private Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Diagnostic Scans and Ultrasound Guided Cortisone or Hyaluronic Acid Injection Treatment

Joint Pain Treatment

Joint Care North East offers same day fast pain relief for knee pain, elbow pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, ankle and feet pain, hand and wrist pain and back pain

Fast Affordable Pain Relief

ULTRASOUND GUIDED TREATMENT

Over 20 years of NHS experience

SAME DAY DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

ABOUT JOINT CARE CLINIC NORTH EAST

Joint Care Clinics based in Newcastle provides private ultrasound-guided diagnostic scans and pain relief injections for musculoskeletal issues. Our experienced clinician offers fast access to our ‘One-stop service clinic’ to address pain, swelling, stiffness, and reduced function. Using our ultrasound scanner for accurate diagnosis, we offer tailored treatment options for faster pain relief and improved function.

Darren Gough Cricketer

"Having played professional sport from 1989-2008 I’ve amassed plenty of aches and pains after numerous operations. I’ve been around the world and seen some of the best Doctors and surgeons out there, and Ram has been right up there with his care and skill. Never in a rush, he’s kind, compassionate and very professional. Not only helped me with knee and shoulder pain, he’s also treated my wife for elbow pain. My son is now going to see him as he’s seen a difference in how his parents are moving. Thanks for all your help, Darren Gough and Anna Gough"

 

Darren Gough - English Cricket Player

Why Choose Us?

Highly experienced, fully qualified, and compassionate professionals.  Over 20yrs of NHS experience.

Are you a needle phobic? We have dealt with many similar patients successfully. The special technique we adapted through our clinical experience from many years is highly successful in dealing with needle pain. Ram has carried out more than 30000 ultrasound-guided injections and Several thousands of diagnostics scans so far.

One Stop Pain Clinic : Musculoskeletal assessment, Diagnostic Ultrasound scan, and Ultrasound-guided injection can be carried out in the same appointment when appropriate.

We manage a whole range of musculoskeletal problems, including those  who has not responded to physiotherapy/Acupuncture, unguided injections and other treatments.

Early appointments & emergency appointments are available.  Home visits can be provided for those who can not make to the clinics.

We offer a whole range of pain relief Injections: Corticosteroids /Steroids/Cortisone, Viscosupplementation (Hyaluronic Acid), trigger point injections, Frozen Shoulder (Hydrodilatation), Achilles tendon (High Volume injections), Calcific Tendon (Barbotage), SacroIliac Joint Injections, etc.

Advanced Procedures: Barbotage for calcific shoudler rotator cuff tendon, HVI for Achilles tendon & Sacro-iliac injection, coccyx pain & Lumbar facet joint pain

Richard Kilty

"My name is Richard Kilty, I am the current captain of the British athletics team. World 60m champion, double European 60m champion & European 4x100m relay record holder. I have been using Ram Rachaputi for many years now. I have used many of his different treatments for my performance, injuries & general training recovery. I have always had huge success after seeing ram. He is truly world class at what he does. I will continue to work with ram all the way throughout my career and will be forever grateful for his precise and incredible work"

 

Richard Kilty
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NEWCASTLE clinic

Joint Care Clinics @ Dr Matla Clinic

Old Brewery Court, Starbeck Ave,

Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne,

NE2 1XG

 

Phone: 0333 444 2013

ULTRASOUND GUIDED INJECTIONS FAQS

What is a one stop Joint Clinic?

If needed and when suitable, the following steps can be carried out during the same initial consultation. Otherwise, traditionally you may need 2 or 3 hospital visits before being treated with an Ultrasound-guided injection.

  1. Clinical Consultation
  2. Ultrasound Diagnostic Scan
  3. Pain relief Injections (Steroid Cortisone Injection / Platelet Rich(PRP) Plasma Injection  / Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Injection
How long does an ultrasound guided injection take?

This will vary depending on the area and other factors, but an assessment, scan & ultrasound-guided injection will generally take around 60 minutes. Ultrasound-guided injection alone is done in a few seconds. Injection alone is carried out in a few seconds.

Are ultrasound guided injections painful?

Discomfort from the needle insertion can be minimized by using local anaesthesia using a very fine small needle. Ram is experienced and carried out more than 30,000 Ultrasound-guided injections so far. He routinely treats complex patients and patients with needle phobia, through the technique he developed through his experience.

What is an ultrasound guided cortisone / Steroid / Corticosteroid injection?

A cortisone injection is also known as a Corticosteroid injection or steroid injection. This is a strong anti-inflammatory medication is used for many inflammatory and arthritis conditions to control pain, swelling, stiffness and improve function. Corticosteroid injections are NOT the same used by bodybuilders use. Corticosteroid injections do not cause weight gain.  To find out more please visit our ultrasound-guided steroid injections page from the ‘Types of Guided injection’ menu on the top.

Always, consider having the Steroid injections under ultrasound guidance for accuracy.

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What is an ultrasound guided hyaluronic acid (HA) injection?

HA injection is also known as Gel injection or Lubricant injection. This viscosupplementation injection is a natural component of synovial fluid. This tends to increase joint fluid viscosity and restores joint lubrication. Hence, acts as a shock absorber to control the joint /tendon symptoms. Limits further damage to the joint and delays or avoids the need for surgery. Also, helps to enjoy your daily activities or your preferred hobbies. To find out more please visit our  GUIDED ULTRASOUND HYALURONIC ACID INJECTIONS page from the ‘Types of Guided injection’ menu on the top.

These injections are very popular, especially for knee joint pain. Any number of injections can be taken in a given period, due to minimal or no side effects from these injections. Usually, a course of 3 Injections is preferred, though some may do well just with an injection per year 9 we have patients managing just with 1/year.

What is an ultrasound guided PRP injection?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are rich in growth factors (help in repairing the cell and its growth)  and prepared from the patient’s own blood. Separated growth factors from the patient’s blood are injected back into the affected area of the same patient. PRP’s ability to heal and even regenerate injured or ageing tendons, ligaments and joints, provides some patients with an alternative to surgery. PRP therapy may reduce the required healing time for the injuries ( especially for sports injuries and early Arthritis ); otherwise, athletes/ sports professionals may require longer periods of rest from their sports-related activities.  To read more please visit our Ultrasound Guided PRP page.

Always, consider having the PRP injections under ultrasound guidance for accuracy.

What is the cost of a private pain relief injection?

The cost of steroid injections may vary depending on the area and how many are required. More than one injection in the same appointment attracts an additional discount.

Please see our prices page for a full breakdown of costs. 

What are the advantages of Ultrasound Guided Injections and Scanning?

ULTRASOUND CAN DETECTS THE PRESENCE OF ACTIVE INFLAMMATION IN INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS, SUCH AS RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, AND PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS. THIS IS AN UNIQUE FEATURE EXCLUSIVE FOR DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND SCAN.

ULTRASOUND IMPROVES THE ACCURACY OF THE INJECTION, HENCE OFFERS FASTER & BETTER PAIN RELIEF. USUALLY, YOU ARE REFERRED FOR AN ‘ULTRASOUND GUIDED INJECTION’, IF LANDMARK GUIDED INJECTIONS ARE FAILED TO CONTROL YOUR SYMPTOMS.

IMMEDIATE PROVISION OF A DIAGNOSIS AT A LOW COST. THAT MEANS ULTRASOUND HELPS IN DETERMINING THE POTENTIAL SOURCE OF PAIN.

ULTRASOUND SCAN ALSO HELPS TO ASSESS TREATMENT RESPONSE.

ULTRASOUND SCAN IS A READILY AVAILABLE, NON HARMFUL, NON INVASIVE MODALITY.

 

What should I expect after an injection?

After the injection, you may feel pain-free for a couple of hours due to Local anaesthesia. However, pain returns after 2 hours, you may even feel more pain for a couple of days due to bruising pain. Usually, you should start feeling better from the third day onwards. Pain relief from the steroid injection may take 1 to 2 weeks.

Can I drive after a pain relief injection?

You will not be able to drive immediately after the procedure. Bring someone with you Or use another form of transport to return home. This is mainly due to your driving license policy, rather than injection efficacy. The majority of the motor insurance policies will not allow you to drive for 3-5 hours after the injection with Local Anesthesia

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What are all the available treatment options?

AVAILABLE JOINT TREATMENT OPTIONS

  • Self-management or a referral to the Physiotherapist/ Chiropractor / Podiatrist.
  • Ultrasound-guided corticosteroid/steroid /cortisone injections: for faster soft tissue or joint pain relief
  • Viscosupplementation or Hyaluronic Acid (HA) injections
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections.
Will I always feel 100% pain free?

We can accurately inject the treatment area. However, pain relief depends on several factors, such as the severity of the problem, body response to the steroid injection, rest period following an injection, rehabilitation, and exposure to the risk factors.

How do I manage bruising pain?

Discomfort from the needle insertion can be minimized by using an ice pack (wrapped in a towel, to minimize the risk of frostbite from direct skin contact) to the area of treatment. 3-4 times a day and 10-15 minutes at each time.

how many injections can i receive?

corticosteroid Injections: 3 or 4 per treatment area/year.

Hyaluronic Acid: no limit as long as you are benefiting.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a course of 3, which you can repeat as you like. 

 

What conditions can be treated?

Arthritis, Tendinopathies, Ligament, Muscle and Nerve related problems. We also offer trigger point injections for persistent pain ( usually a course of 2-5 is effective). For more please visit our Conditions Treated Page

How long the injection effect lasts?

It is hard to determine without an assessment. It may be possible to estimate after assessing the patient. Usually, lasts up to 3 months. There are many patients who benefited for more than a year to 2 years.

Do you Joint Care Treatment Near me?

We cover a wide area throughout the North East of England, we have many people travel to our clinic in Jesmond Newcastle from areas: Gateshead, Hartlepool, Sunderland, Durham, Cumbria, Northumberland, Stockton on Tees, Darlington and Carlisle.