Joint injections

At Central Wagga Medical and Skin Clinic, we offer injections for arthritic pain in the knees, inflammation of the tendons is the elbows ('tennis elbow') and the plantar fascia in the foot. These injections are safe, do not contain steroids and are an effective option for treating pain.

How does it work?

We use an extract of your own blood, spun down in a centrifuge and reinjected into the affected site.

Usually 2-3 injections are required, one month apart. 

Then every 6-12 months another injection can be performed

What can I expect during a treatment?

We will talk to you about your pain to see if the injections are likely to help or not. We will also talk about other things that can help, like exercises, physiotherapy, and other natural products (like turmeric and glucosamine).

If you are ready to proceed, we will collect a vial of blood in the same way as it is collected when you go for a blood test.

We have our own centrifuge and will separate out the plasma that has concentrated platelets suspended in it, this is then drawn up in syringes and injected either into the knee joint or the inflamed tendon

Is the treatment painful?

The injections are very well tolerated and delivered quickly so discomfort is minimal

Is there any down time?

You can resume usual activities immediately after the injection

Are there any side effects or complications I should know about?

As we are using your own plasma, there are no risks of allergy and side effects. The most common reactions are discomfort at the injection site, minor swelling and minor bruising.

How do I book to have the treatment or find out more?

If you are ready to proceed, please call and speak to one of our team who will arrange a time for you to have the injection. If you are still not sure, you can make an appointment and we can discuss your options further with you.

How much does it cost?

One injection is $350 - this will do one or both knees, one or both elbows and one or both feet for plantar fasciitis.