London Bridge Hospital, SE1 2PR
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Dr Stephen Motto will explain his understanding of the situation and try to reach a diagnosis of the underlying problem. Various scans or tests may be required and a follow up visit will be arranged to clarify matters and to discuss / receive appropriate treatment.
Yes, providing there has been an appropriate referral, almost all medical insurers will reimburse fees. However, the patient remains responsible for all payments and shortfalls.
The way we use these in clinic (low doses with a period of rest and appropriate rehabilitation) facilitates the healing response in many injuries where inflammation is a problem. Too many injections of cortisone are bad, in a sense, as they may weaken tissue and predispose them to rupture. Other soft tissue injections are sometimes used instead of cortisone because of this very reason.
Yes, I usually recommend 2-3 days rest as cortisone injections may take 5-6 days before they take effect.