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Joint pain treatment (joint injections) at Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £525

At Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital, we offer a range of joint injections to help relieve inflamed, swollen and painful joints. It’s a quick procedure to inject medications directly into affected joints.


At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    1-2 hours

  • Procedure Duration
    20 minutes

  • Anaesthetic
    Sometimes local is used

  • Available as a self-pay treatment?
    Yes

  • Covered by PMI
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • You can usually see a consultant within a few days of enquiry
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • High rating from the Care Quality Commission
  • High rating from independent health services regulators in the UK

Joint injections: what to expect at Spire Hull and East Riding

Just a few minutes’ drive from the Humber Bridge, we provide comprehensive private hospital care for our patients across East Yorkshire. Our rheumatologists, orthopaedic consultants, pain management consultants and specialist consultant radiologists perform joint injections to help relieve chronic pain and stiffness.

We offer access to tests, scans and treatment without the wait and easy booking with appointment times to suit you.

Preparing for joint injections at Spire Hull and East Riding

Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital is just a couple of minutes’ drive from the Humber Bridge and 15 minutes from Hull city centre. Public transport options are available. We have free parking on-site for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

All your consultations will take place in one of our 17 accessible private rooms, so don’t worry if you have joint pain when walking. During your consultations, we'll:

  • Ask about your medical history
  • Say whether you need blood tests, an X-ray and/or an MRI or CT scan so they can examine your joint in more detail
  • Check your blood pressure and blood sugar to make sure the hydrocortisone injection is suitable for you
  • Explain about the procedure, anaesthetic and any potential risks and complications and how they may affect you
  • Give you a chance to ask any questions you have about your treatment

Joint injections can be used to help knee pain, shoulder pain and hip pain, and in particular, pain that’s associated with osteoarthritis.

Once you and your consultant have decided to go ahead with joint injections, they’ll outline your treatment and ongoing support plan.

Joint injections: your appointment

On the day of your procedure, you’ll come into Spire Hull and East Riding and meet your healthcare team.

When you’re ready, your consultant will feel and flex your joint and may draw out fluid with a needle, if necessary.

Your consultant will then perform the joint injection.

  • They may use a local anaesthetic before or at the same time as the injection to help make the procedure more comfortable for you
  • They may use a special X-ray machine to see your joint and guide the needle in
  • They may make more than one injection, if necessary

Joint injections: your recovery

After your injection, you’ll be taken to a recovery room to relax until your consultant is happy for you to go home. This is usually after about half an hour.

It’s normal to feel some discomfort from the injection itself and to have some bruising for a few days afterwards. If you had a local anaesthetic, you may not feel much pain but the effects will wear off in a couple of hours.

Some people notice an improvement in their chronic pain after just a few hours but it can take several days for the injection to become fully effective. You can expect the effects to last for a few weeks up to a year, depending on the type and strength of injection you have.

Although everybody’s different and you should always follow your consultant’s advice, here’s a typical recovery timeline for joint injections:

Treatment and recovery timeline

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1-2 hours

Leave hospital

1-2 days

Rest at home

2 days

Begin moving and exercising your joint

A few days

Start to feel benefits

A few weeks to a year

May still feel the effects

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

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