Musculoskeletal injections

Who is this service for?

Do you suffer from osteoarthritis, muscle pain, tendonitis or bursitis? Do you feel weakness, stiffness or pain in a joint, muscle, bone, ligament or tendon? Then musculoskeletal medicine is for you!

Musculoskeletal disorders can cause significant long-term debilitating pain that affect the overall quality of life. They are caused by repetitive, intense and continuous movements. They can be sport-related, work-related, or premature aging.

Musculoskeletal pain can affect all parts of the body: shoulders, neck, back, arms, elbows, wrists, hands, thumbs, legs, hips, knees, ankles and feet.

How do you treat musculoskeletal pain?

Following a medical evaluation, we select the best treatment plan for you. This may be:

Cortisone injections : a fast-acting anti-inflammatory for effective pain relief. Acting very quickly, as early as 24 to 48 hours after injection, its beneficial effects can last up to three months.

Hyaluronic acid injections (*see viscosupplementation) lubricate the cartilage and slow tissue degradation. It is used mainly for osteoarthritis relief. Its beneficial effects are felt after a few weeks and can last several months. It is recommended to repeat the viscosupplementation treatment once a year.

Is it painful?

Contrary to popular belief, an infiltration (intra-articular injection) is not more painful than a blood test. Patients may experience mild discomfort which can typically last up to 48 hours following treatment. There is no need to worry : it is only an inflammatory reaction. Depending on the infiltrated anatomical site, a local anesthesia is applied. A resting period of 2 to 5 days is usually recommended.

How accurate is your technique?

We perform infiltrations under ultrasound guidance or using anatomical landmarks.

Ultrasound-guided infiltration is done with a device that guides the needle precisely into the desired site.

Which body parts do you treat?

We do infiltrations at the shoulder, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot.

However, we do not perform spinal infiltrations (dorsal regions, lumbar spine, sacral region or neck).

Interprofessional collaboration

To ensure optimal treatment, our musculoskeletal physician works closely with all other relevant healthcare professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists, and acupuncturists, as well as orthopedic or physiatrist doctors when evaluation or treatment by a specialist is necessary.

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