Shoulder Injections

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Shoulder Injections

What are the causes of shoulder pain?
  • Ligament and tendon injury of the rotator cuff
  • Arthritis of the shoulder joint
  • Referred pain from a pinched nerve in the neck
How is a shoulder injection performed?

A shoulder injection is done as a minimally invasive procedure: 

  • Takes about 15 minutes 
  • Done under light sedation 
  • We will place a fine needle into the area affected under X-ray or ultrasound guidance 
  • A mixture of local anaesthetic and steroid solution to reduce inflammation, swelling and irritation
What are the risks?
  • There is a very low risk of infection, bleeding and nerve damage.
  • You may temporarily experience numbness, weakness, delay in passing urine and nausea. Rarely, the pain may worsen for a short period before improving. 
What should I expect after the procedure?
  • You may have immediate pain relief from the local anaesthetic that goes away in a few hours.
  • The pain relief will then improve again in 2-3 days. The block may work from weeks to months and can be repeated. 

Every condition is different, hence it is best to consult a specialist who is experienced in managing such conditions. Reach out to Dr Timothy Thor today.


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