Ultrasound-Guided Injections

IPS are proud to offer Ultrasound-Guided Injections at our physiotherapy clinics.

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What is an ultrasound-guided injection?

An Ultrasound-Guided Injection is an injection that is performed using an ultrasound scanner to locate the exact area where the injection is required. This is regarded as the gold standard method of performing injections.

What is an Unguided Injection?

The alternative method of performing an injection involves palpating the surrounding bones and soft tissues to guide where the needle should be inserted. Performed by a physiotherapist with good anatomical knowledge, this method can be effective in treating some conditions, but it does have its limitations.

What are the advantages of Ultrasound-Guided Injections compared to Unguided Injection?

There is a growing body of research that demonstrates why ultrasound-guided injections are the gold standard in injections. Due to the many benefits of Ultrasound Guidance, we recommend it is used for the majority of injections. We will however consider the use of an Anatomically-Guided Injections when appropriate, to keep the cost of the injection as low as possible.

The benefits include:

  • Improved Accuracy

  • Less painful injection procedure

  • Reduced post-injection soreness

  • More consistent outcome

  • Improved level and duration of pain relief

  • Reduced risk of trauma to nerves and blood vessels

  • Increased range of injections possible: some injections are not safe to attempt or very inaccurate without ultrasound guidance e.g. shoulder joint, hip joint, high volume tendon stripping, Hydrodilatation for frozen shoulder


  • Why Choose iPS?

    Our specialist physiotherapist Gareth Tremain completed a Masters degree module in 'Joint & Soft Tissue Injections' at Keele University in 2013 and has undertaken extensive training with specialist doctors, sonographers and consultant physiotherapists to hone his skills in Ultrasound-Guided Injections. He offers a range of Ultrasound-Guided Injections, including Cortisone, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP, High Volume and Hydrodilatation to treat a wide range of persistent injuries and chronic pain. Gareth will also advise you regarding the most appropriate exercise programme to complement your injection.

    Gareth Tremain - Cortisone Injection
    Injection Therapist
    Gareth Tremain

    Gareth has a wealth of knowledge and specialist skills. He has a degree in Sport & Exercise Science as well as a degree in physiotherapy. Gareth has completed extensive Masters Degree level training in injection therapy and is qualified to perform a wide range of Ultrasound- Guided joint and soft tissue injections – including Cortisone, PRP, Hyaluronic Acid and High Volume injections for Frozen Shoulder and Chronic Tendon Pain.

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    What Conditions do iPS offer Ultrasound-Guided Injections for?

    iPS offer an extensive range of Ultrasound-Guided Injections in the upper and lower limbs (Fingers, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, foot, toes). We do not offer injections for spinal conditions.

    Do I Require a Referral?

    You do not require a GP referral. In general, it will be possible for you to have an injection at your initial visit. If Gareth feels that your injury/condition or general medical condition requires you to speak to your GP or have further investigations prior to having an injection, he will advise you of this.

    How Much does an Ultrasound-Guided Injection cost?

    There are a range of fees, based on the injection type. Please refer to the bottom of the individual injection pages:

  • Cortisone Injections

    Frozen ShoulderMore Info
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injections

    Arthritic KneesMore Info
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

    Arthritic thumbsMore Info
  • High Volume Injections

    Wrist painMore Info
  • Hydrodilatation Injection

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  • There is a cost per injection and a cost for the consultation. There are no hidden costs. Our specialist will clearly explain the cost prior to performing an injection.

    Can I Have More Than 1 Location Injected at the Same Consultation?

    Yes - It is possible to have 2 or more Ultrasound-Guided injections at the same consultation.

    How do I book an appointment?

    You can book an Injection clinic Appointment via our online booking system (see link below). You will be required to pay the cost the consultation at time of booking. If you proceed with an injection, you will be required to pay the additional cost immediately following the appointment.

    Alternatively, you can contact our admin office on 03456 252 252, Monday to Friday 8.30-5pm or email to request a call back.

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    Injection Clinic Appointments

    Injection Clinic – Full Assessment (+ Injection/s if appropriate)

    Time: 45 Minutes

    Cost: £67.50 (additional fees will apply if you proceed with injection)

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    Injection Clinic – Follow-up Injection/s

    Time: 30 Minutes

    Cost: £45 (additional fees will apply if you proceed with injection)

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