Minor Surgery & Joint Injections
We hold minor surgery clinics at The Orchard Practice. We have a well equipped suite at our surgery for performing minor procedures, including cutting out skin lumps and injecting joints.
There are some tips that patients should consider when having a joint injection
Joint injections are a temporary measure, with the main aim being to facilitate appropriate exercise, which in turn can lead to long term benefits
Your GP will provide you with exercises to do after you have had the injection
Depending on the nature of your problem, your GP may recommend a course of steroid pain relief prior to trying an injection
Patients should be aware that improvements following an injection can continue to accrue for up to 8 weeks, so it would not normally be necessary to review the success of the treatment earlier than this.
Patients should rest the joint for at least a week afterwards. in the worst circumstances, an early return to heavy exercise or labour could lead to a tendon rupture. Please bear in mind this need to rest when booking your injection.
Your GP will be happy to discuss any of these issues with you when you see them about an injection, as each case will depend on several different factors
Please ask at reception to check if we are able to book an appointment for you.