Frequently asked questions

Here is a list of common questions asked by our patients.
If you have a specific question you would like to ask before making an appointment please do not hesitate to contact us.

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At Complete Injection we do not require a medical consultant’s or a GP’s referral in order for you to access our services. However, we may sometimes need to speak to your doctor or ask you to obtain further information from your GP to ensure that it is medically safe to proceed. Read more

On the vast majority of occasions, people have minimal levels of pain following the injection. However, we suggest that where possible you have a friend or family member drive you to the appointment or you attend via public transport. Read more

We ask patients to provide written consent for ultrasound guided injections as this is an invasive procedure and involves the use of prescription-only medications. We feel it is important that patients are fully aware of any potential risks and side effects relating to their injection treatment. Read more

As a general guide, it is suggested that patients have no more than a maximum of three steroid injections into the same anatomical location within a 12-month period. Read more

Many patients accessing our services wish to have an injection prior to going away on holiday. We have written a blog to help you understand the optimal time prior to your holiday that you should look to attend for your injection. Read more

We have provided a list of all the common conditions for which we provide steroid injection. However, if you cannot see the condition that you have been diagnosed with on our list, please contact us and we can discuss with you if we are able to offer you appropriate treatment. Read more

Whilst steroid injections are potent anti-inflammatory painkillers, there are a range of reasons why they will be given for different conditions. Sometimes a steroid injection can be curative, whereas in other situations a steroid injection will provide a window or opportunity to help you exercise and rehabilitate. Read more

We provide a list of common side effects and risks, along with the consent form. However, if you have any further questions, or you would like to have further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are very happy to provide you with further information about any concerns that you may have.

SUMMARY OF RISKS OR SIDE EFFECTS FROM HAVING INJECTIONS

The response to steroid injection can be variable and depends on a number of factors. Typically, steroid injections will give pain relief from between six weeks to six months. Read more

Unfortunately we are not able to offer injections during a patients pregnancy – this is due to a lack of research evidence to confirm that it would be safe to do so.

We can usually offer injections to patients who are still breastfeeding – the Breastfeeding network provide specific information and guidance in relation to steroid injections whilst breastfeeding https://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/steroid-injections/