Joint pain treatment (joint injections) at Spire Little Aston Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £1,430

At Spire Little Aston Hospital, we provide joint injections for the treatment of inflammation and pain in joints. The procedure is done by injecting medications directly into the affected joints.

Sometimes also called

  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Hydrocortisone injections
  • Intra-articular injections
  • Steroid injections

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    1-2 hours

  • Procedure duration
    20 minutes

  • Type of anaesthetic
    Sometimes local is used

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to a wide range of treatments
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Clear, inclusive pricing
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

By Wallace Health I Medically reviewed by Adrian Roberts.
Page last reviewed: October 2018 I Next review due: October 2021

Joint injections: what to expect at Spire Little Aston

At Spire Little Aston, we provide comprehensive treatment and care from our comfortable private hospital in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham city centre. We offer a choice of expert rheumatologists, orthopaedic consultants and anaesthetists who perform joint injections and are committed to healthcare excellence.

You can expect to receive treatment without the wait and high-quality aftercare that’s personalised to you. Our facilities are clean and modern with all the comfort and convenience you’d expect at home.

How much does Joint pain treatment (joint injections) cost at Spire Little Aston Hospital

Many people have this procedure done privately, and our inclusive prices and access to payment plans make it easy and more affordable, with or without medical insurance.

Joint pain treatment (joint injection under x-ray control) Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £1,600
Aftercare Included
Guide price £1,750
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£135
Representative example
Loan amount £1,350
Deposit £250
Loan period 10 months
Representative APR 0%
Total amount repayable £1,350
Joint pain treatment (joint injections) Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £1,280
Aftercare Included
Guide price £1,430
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£103
Representative example
Loan amount £1,030
Deposit £250
Loan period 10 months
Representative APR 0%
Total amount repayable £1,030

The guide price displayed shows what most patients who pay for their own treatment should expect to pay for treatment. The price may vary depending on Consultant, type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and may also vary due to your medical history.

Spire Little Aston Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

Preparing for joint injections at Spire Little Aston

Finding us

You can find us just to the north of Sutton Coldfield. We're a short 25 minute drive from Birmingham city centre. Birmingham New Street is the nearest mainline station to Spire Little Aston Hospital. We have free parking on-site for you and your visitors.

What to expect during your consultation

On the day of your consultation, you’ll meet one of our healthcare professionals in one of our accessible consultation rooms so there’s no need to be concerned if your joint pain restricts your mobility.

At your consultation, we may:

  • Ask about your medical history
  • 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

We may also recommend further tests and scans, such as an X-ray, an MRI or a CT scan, so we can examine your joint in more detail.

Joint injections can help reduce knee pain, shoulder pain and hip pain, and particularly pain due to osteoarthritis.

Joint injections: your appointment

When you come in to Spire Little Aston for your joint injection, you’ll:

  • Meet your healthcare team
  • Be given a sedative to help you relax (if agreed upon with your consultant beforehand)
  • Have your joint felt and flexed, and possibly have excess fluid removed with a needle if necessary
  • Have a thin needle injected into your joint containing the steroid and sometimes an anaesthetic to numb the area

Sometimes, your consultant will use an X-ray machine positioned over your joint to guide the injection. They may also perform more than one joint injection, if necessary.

In some cases, our consultants use special platelet-rich plasma injections. The plasma is taken from your own blood, and when injected into your joint, it promotes cartilage repair and relieves pain and stiffness due to osteoarthritis.

Joint injections: your recovery

After your procedure, you’ll go to a recovery room for half an hour before going home. Your healthcare team will provide you with any advice and information on how to manage any pain due to the injection.

The first few days

Following your joint procedure, you’ll need someone to then stay with you for the first 24 hours. It can take up to 48 hours for the steroid to take effect, so you should rest your joint for the first few days. Your consultant will inform you about over-the-counter painkillers to relieve any existing pain or discomfort. After the 48-hour period you should keep your joint active and do the exercises provided by our physiotherapists.

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

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

  • 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

How to get to us

You can find us just to the north of Sutton Coldfield, in the rural area between the villages of Mere Green and Aldridge. We're a short 25 minute drive from Birmingham city centre and our main motorway links are the M6, M5 and M42.

We’re just a short taxi ride from Blake Street Rail Station on the Birmingham to Lichfield line.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Little Aston Hospital,

Little Aston Hall Drive
Sutton Coldfield
B74 3UP

Main Switchboard:  0121 353 2444

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0121 580 7119

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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Sources

  • https://beta.nhs.uk/medicines/hydrocortisone-injections/
  • https://www.nhsinform.scot/tests-and-treatments/medicines-and-medical-aids/types-of-medicine/corticosteroids
  • https://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information/drugs/steroid-injections/when-and-how-to-take-it.aspx