How can we help you with pain management?
Who is Dr Banerjee?
Our Sports GP, Dr Banerjee was the Senior doctor at Bradford Bulls RLFC in 2015 before moving to Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Carnegie in 2017. He continues to work for these sports teams, as well as becoming Hull City football Senior doctor in 2018. Dr Banerjee has many years of experience in the sports injury field, specifically regarding shoulder pain, hip pain, knee and ankle injuries.
Some of the services we offer:
- Injection Therapy
- Home Visits
- Pain Management
- Prescription Reviews
- Bloods Tests
- Ultrasound imaging
- Health and Wellbeing Screening
You may be wondering, what is injection therapy?
Injection therapy is the next step in treating chronic pain. We always recommend to see a physiotherapist for manual manipulation aid before having an injection.
The main aims are to reduce your pain and to improve your level of function. Various substances can be used for injections and we strive to keep up-to-date with the latest literature and techniques to make sure we are providing you with the best care you deserve.
All procedures are done via ULTRASOUND GUIDED THERAPY
What is the injection? How will it help me?
We use 4 different types of injection therapy, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), Prolotherapy, Ostenil and Steroid injections. Keep reading for information on each of the therapies we offer.
Platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP, is an injection therapy which aims to use the body’s natural healing ability to improve cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscle fibres, or even bone.
Your blood is taken and spun in a centrifuge to separate the different components. The important plasma is then reinjected back into the body into the site of pain.
The addition of extra platelet-rich plasma allows for faster healing and introduces a reduction in pain.
Prolotherapy is a similar style of injection therapy to PRP as it utilizes the body’s own healing abilities. It is used to strengthen and repair injured and/or painful joints and connective tissue within the body.
The minor injury caused through the prolotherapy injection stimulates the bodies inflammatory response. This deceives the body into repairing the site of injection, including previously painful joints.
The use of a cortisone, or steroid, injection involves injecting a man-made substance that reduces inflammation. If it is injected into a painful, swollen area, it can reduce the swelling and limit the pain. These types of injections can also allow for more mobility if administered in joints.
Ostenil injected into the synovial fluid surrounding your joints can restore the normal PH balance and, as a result, reduce your pain and inflammation. The injection thickens your synovial fluid which acts as a lubricating and shock absorbing barrier.
The injection is thought to restore the bodies ability to produce its own hyaluronan which increases the viscosity of the joint’s synovial fluid.
Injection Therapy can be performed by our GP in clinic, Dr Banerjee. With availabilities every Thursday, what are you waiting for?
If you are interested in discussing how injection therapy can help you, reach out today.