What is an ultrasound-guided steroid injection?

An ultrasound-guided steroid injection uses ultrasound imaging to guide an injection of a corticosteroid medication, such as triamcinolone or methylprednisolone, into a specific area of the body. The steroid medication helps reduce inflammation and pain in conditions such as joint inflammation, tendonitis, bursitis, and nerve impingements.

Preparing for the procedure

Before your ultrasound-guided steroid injection, you may need to take certain precautions and follow specific instructions as advised by your clinician, which will be provided by our clinic. These instructions might include:

  • discontinuing the use of blood-thinning medications or supplements before the procedure
  • arranging transportation to and from the clinic if necessary, as some patients may experience temporary numbness or weakness in the injected area
  • discussing any allergies or medical conditions with your consultant

The procedure

The ultrasound-guided steroid injection procedure typically follows these steps:

  1. You will be positioned comfortably, and the consultant will clean and sterilize the area to be injected
  2. The consultant will apply a local anaesthetic to numb the area
  3. Using ultrasound guidance, the consultant will carefully insert a small needle into the targeted area
  4. Once the needle is in the correct position, the steroid medication is injected into the desired area
  5. The needle is removed, and a small bandage may be applied to the injection site

After the procedure

Following your ultrasound-guided steroid injection, you may be given specific post-procedure instructions which may include:

  • resting the injected area and avoiding strenuous activities for a short period
  • applying ice to the injection site to help reduce any swelling or discomfort
  • taking over-the-counter pain relievers, if recommended by your consultant
  • scheduling a follow-up appointment to evaluate the effectiveness of the injection and discuss further treatment options if needed

Benefits of ultrasound-guided steroid injections

  • Effective pain relief: steroid injections can provide significant pain relief by reducing inflammation in the targeted area.
  • Minimally invasive: the procedure requires only a small needle and no surgical incisions.
  • Accurate targeting: ultrasound guidance ensures precise needle placement, improving the accuracy and effectiveness of the injection.
  • Quick procedure: the injection usually takes only a few minutes, allowing for a swift outpatient experience.

Why choose Wimpole Street Consulting Rooms and Diagnostics Centre?

When choosing Wimpole Street Consulting Rooms and Diagnostics Centre for your ultrasound-guided steroid injection, you can expect:

  • highly experienced consultants specializing in the procedure
  • state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
  • personalised care and attention to your specific needs
  • a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare, with access to a wide range of specialists


Procedure Price
Initial ultrasound steroid injection £369
Follow-up ultrasound steroid injection £339
Ultrasound bilateral steroid injection £470


Our dedicated specialists

At Wimpole Street Consulting Rooms and Diagnostics Centre, we have a team of highly skilled and experienced specialists who have expertise in ultrasound-guided steroid injections.

Our specialists are experts in their fields and are dedicated to providing personalised care and the highest level of treatment for our patients.