Steroid & PRP Injections

Steroid Injections

These are used to reduce inflammation and pain. While they show good short-term benefit, they have negative consequences for the tendon in the mid to long term and so are not widely advised or used now.

 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

This is a procedure in which I drew 20ml of blood from the patient and spun down in a centrifuge. The platelet rich plasma floating at the top of the sample is then harvested and injected into and around the tendon. The aim is to promote tendon healing. Usually, two treatments are required.