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Injection Therapy

Many athletes suffer from severe or chronic pain, either from an injury, tendinitis or arthritis. Injury to the skeletal muscle and damage to a muscle or tendon is particularly common among athletes. 

At Specialist Sportscare W.A., we strive to provide the fastest and highest quality treatment by using a range of injection therapies. Injection therapy is available to help expedite recovery and get you back on the field faster than traditional treatments.

Ultrasound-Guided Injections

Ultrasound-guided injections relieve acute (sudden) or chronic (ongoing) pain and swelling of the joints and tendons. The ultrasound helps your doctor guide the needle into the exact area that needs to be treated. This treatment helps with pain from sports injury, tendinitis and arthritis.

Cortisone Injection 

Cortisone or steroid injections are helpful for pain with acute tendonitis or arthritis. These are anti-inflammatory drugs that reduce the local inflammatory response and the severity of pain. It may last for six to eight weeks and provide mild to moderate pain relief.

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection is also useful for severe or chronic tendonitis and may be used for arthritis. PRP is mainly a tendinitis treatment that involves removing blood from an elbow vein and injecting it into the target tissue. It is an effective tendinitis treatment because tendons have poor blood supply and experience poor healing. Injecting blood into the tendons can improve the healing of the tendon.

Autologous Tenocyte Injection

Like PRP, Autologous Tenocyte Injection (ATI) also involves using organic material from your body to regenerate and repair tendons that are inflamed. This form of tendonitis treatment involves harvesting a small specimen of cells from a normal tendon (usually the patellar tendon) in your body. The specimens are then placed in a culture medium and grown over a period of 4 to 6 weeks. Once the process is finished, you should have a Petri dish with five million healthy tendon cells (tenocytes), which are injected into the painful tendon.


Get in touch with Specialist Sportscare W.A. in Perth to book a consultation or learn more about injection therapy for sports injury.