Steroid Injections


Steroid injections are types of anti-inflammatory medicines and they’re not the same as anabolic steroids used by body builders to increase their muscle size and strength. They are used to treat a wide range of conditions such as joint pain, arthritis and repetitive strain injuries. An alternatives treatment to steroid joint injections is also available in the form of hyaluronic acid (Ostenil)

A number of different steroids are available for injection. Common examples of steroid injections are:

  • Hydrocortisone
  • Triamcinolone or Kenalog
  • Methylprednisolone or Depo-Medrone


OSTENIL® PLUS is a solution containing hyaluronic acid developed specifically for the treatment of osteoarthritis. It can be injected into the knee, or any of the other synovial joints in the body to decrease pain and stiffness and improve the other symptoms of osteoarthritis. It contains a higher concentration of sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid) than standard OSTENIL®, plus mannitol, and offers the option to reduce the number of injections to one per treatment cycle.

What is a synovial joint?
A synovial joint is one that allows for movement, like the knee, hip or shoulder. Where the bones meet, their surfaces are covered with a layer of thick cartilage and a thin layer of fluid (synovial fluid) that separates and lubricates the two surfaces and protects the cartilage from wear and tear. The most important component of synovial fluid is hyaluronic acid, which allows the fluid to perform effectively.

Ostenil Treatments

OSTENIL® contains hyaluronic acid and is injected into the joint or around the tendon to restore normal function.

Ostenil ® Standard
Ostenil ® Standard
OSTENIL® is an isotonic solution of highly purified hyaluronan (sodium hyaluronate) developed specifically for the treatment of osteoarthritis.
Ostenil ® Plus
Ostenil ® Plus
Contains mannitol and a higher concentration of sodium hyaluronate to offer effective symptomatic relief with a single injection.
Ostenil ® Mini
Ostenil ® Mini
OSTENIL® is identical to the standard version of OSTENIL®, but contains a lower amount, ideal for the treatment of small joints.
Ostenil ® Tendon
Ostenil ® Tendon
Used for the treatment of pain and reduced mobility due to tendon disorders, supporting both tendon gliding and the regeneration process.

Ostenil Costs

All of our steroid injections are performed with local anaesthetic. All of our joint injections are performed by quailed practitioners using aseptic techniques, who have undertaken significant training at University level to be able to perform injections.

We charge the following costs for an injection: Single ostenil injection to a joint and Consultation: £200.00 Two joints injection and Consultation: £320.00

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