KNEE PAIN TREATMENT SUNDERLAND

Private same day ultrasound guided scan and knee pain treatment near Sunderland

Knee Pain Treatment near Sunderland

Looking for private knee pain treatment near Sunderland?  Joint Care Clinics are HCPC registered and members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. We offer a one-stop clinic for consultation, diagnostic scans and treatment. 

Knee pain is the most common joint pain complaint around the world, in all age groups.

Ultrasound is a sensitive diagnostic tool for the diagnosis of ligament sprains, tendon problems, muscle tears, knee joint swelling, synovitis, inflammation, arthritic conditions, bakers cysts, bursitis, and ganglion cysts.

Knee Pain Treatment near Sunderland

A diagnostic ultrasound at our clinic can diagnose the following common problems and treat them with ultrasound-guided injections either with steroid/corticosteroid, hyaluronic acid (viscosupplementation/gel or lubrication) injections or Platelet-rich plasma injections when conservative treatment fails.

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MUSCULOSKELETAL ISSUES?

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING PAINFUL JOINTS, MUSCLES, TENDONS OR LIGAMENTS PLEASE GET IN TOUCH FOR AN ULTRASOUND DIAGNOSTIC SCAN AND OR TREATMENT

Common knee pain causes

Injuries

Knee injuries are common in sports, such as skiing, hockey, rugby, football, basketball, running, jogging, walking, cricket, squash and any other sports that require a sudden change in the pace and direction. The following are some of the routinely diagnosed and treated knee conditions in the clinic.

Ligament Injuries: anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most common ligament to injure among the other knee ligaments (posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), Medial Collateral Ligament(MCL) and Lateral Collateral Ligament(LCL). Sports such as football, squash, tennis, basketball and other similar sports that require the frequent and sudden change in the direction is prone to

Meniscal Damage: Meniscus is a tough cartilage situated between the tibia and femur and acts as a shock absorber. The meniscus is prone to insure with sports that require sudden twisting and turning on the knee when the knee is planted on the ground.

Tendinitis: Tendinitis is inflammation of the tendon. Patellar tendinitis is the most common tendinitis seen in the knee. The patellar tendon connects the quadriceps to the shin bone on the tibia. Sports such as running, skiing, cycling, jumping are prone to develop patellar tendinitis. PRP, Steroid, and viscosupplementation (gel) injections are the popular treatment options along with the rehabilitation.

Bursitis: Bursa is a thin sac that acts as a cushion between the two different structures to minimize friction. Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa. There are several bursas around the knee. Common bursae prone to inflammation are prepatellar bursa (in front of the patella), infra-patellar bursa. Ultrasound can diagnose the bursa and aspirate the fluid under ultrasound guidance.

Mechanical reasons

Iliotibial band syndrome: This occurs when the iliotibial band becomes tight and causes friction over the outer side of the femur, which can cause snapping on the femoral condyle. If untreated can also lead to adventitious bursitis.

Poor posture: Misalignment or untreated foot and/or hip pain can change the way you walk to avoid strain on the painful joints. This altered gait leads to excessive stress on the knee joint.

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Arthritic conditions

Several different types of arthritic conditions exist. Following are the different common arthritic conditions seen in the knee :

Osteoarthritis: Degenerative arthritis is a result of wearing of cartilage, loss of normal bony smooth contours, development of bony spurs.
Following symptoms are common :
• Parts of the knee is tender to touch.
• Pain with weight-bearing activities.
• Morning stiffness or after prolonged rest.
• Hard lumps are felt, as a result of overgrown bony spurs.
• You may feel and/or hear crepitus/grating sensation when walking/climbing.

Gouty Arthritis: Gouty arthritis is an inflammatory condition where synovial proliferation, bony erosions, and the presence of the uric acid crystals are the hallmark of the condition. Ultrasound is sensitive to diagnose the above. Ultrasound color flow/Doppler activity can detect the active or inactive state of the condition. The most common joint to affect is the toe. It can also affect the knee joint.
Under ultrasound guidance, joint effusion is aspirated and steroid is injected for pain relief.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Though RA is commonly seen in the hands and feet, this most debilitating condition can also affect the knees. Synovial proliferation, bony erosions, and pannus formation are the hallmarks. Ultrasound is sensitive to diagnose these.

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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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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

ULTRASOUND GUIDED KNEE INJECTIONS FAQS

How long does an ultrasound guided injection for the Knee 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 knee 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 that is used for many inflammatory and arthritis conditions to control pain, swelling, and 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 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.

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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.

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What is the cost of a private steroid injection at one of your UK clinics?

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 should i expect after an injection?

After the injection, you may feel pain-free for a couple of hours due to Local anaesthesia. However, the 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.

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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 knee 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. 

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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).

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.

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Can I drive after an 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 motor insurance policies will not allow you to drive for 3-5 hours after the injection with Local Anesthesia.

Do you offer Hyaluronic Acid, PRP and Cortisone Injections 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.

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Joint Care Clinics @Dr Matla Clinic

Old Brewery Court, Starbeck Ave

Jesmond

Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1XG

 

Phone: 0333 444 2013 

AREAS COVERED FOR KNEE PAIN TREATMENT

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.