Melbourne Radiology Clinic specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of sporting and musculoskeletal injuries that may result in pain of the elbow joint.

Elbow Pain Injections

Here at Melbourne Radiology Clinic, our elbow pain relief injections are delivered by our team of fellowship-trained musculoskeletal specialists. Injections are typically recommended to patients who have not responded positively to rest, medication, exercise and other conservative measures. The aim of injection based therapy is to relieve acute and chronic pain often brought about by degenerative and inflammatory conditions so that function and quality of life may improve.

A diagnosis is required before commencing with any of the options for elbow pain injections, and typically an x-ray and ultrasound, or an MRI. Should the diagnosis from these imaging tests confirm the clinical diagnosis and you are an appropriate candidate, then we can proceed with injection based treatment. Imaging equipment, usually an ultrasound, will be used to accurately guide the needle in, delivering the pain-relieving medication into the affected area. Such a procedure is minimally invasive and thus minimally traumatic to the surrounding tissues.

Pain relief injections may also be recommended to alleviate pain for patients awaiting surgical treatment.

an ultrasound image of an elbow injection
Melbourne Radiology Clinic offers injections for the treatment of muscle injuries and elbow disorders.

Options include:

Why You May Need an Injection for Hip Pain, Wrist Pain or Elbow Pain

There are many reasons why patients may need pain injections to ease pain in hips, wrists and elbows. Often, pain hasn’t responded well to rest and rehabilitation and therefore requires a more direct approach. We are specialists in treating a broad range of musculoskeletal pain syndromes, including bursitis of the knee, hip and buttocks and routinely deliver pain injections for the subacromial (shoulder), iliopsoas (anterior hip) ischial (buttock) and infrapatellar (knee) bursae.

We deliver all our cortisone injections for elbow and wrist pain using ultrasound to guide us, thus ensuring precise delivery of the medication to the area where it is needed.

A Proven Treatment for Bursitis and Tenosynovium

Bursitis occurs due to wear and tear from excessive use or ageing. Most cases respond positively to rehabilitation and medication together with restriction or cessation of the activity that initially caused the symptoms. However, if symptoms persist, a cortisone injection directly into the bursa can help to reduce or eliminate the pain.

Many people suffer from painful wrists, often caused by repetitive movements which result in increased friction between the wrist tendons. The tendon sheath becomes inflamed by the repetitive movement, ultimately producing excess fluid. While this condition (tenosynovitis) can occur in any tendon of the body, in the wrist it is known as de Quervain’s tenosynovitis. This form of tenosynovitis can be successfully treated with an injection for wrist pain at our clinic.

Learn More about Cortisol Injections for Elbow Pain, Wrist Pain and Hip Pain

If you would like further information about how we can successfully treat elbow, wrist and hip pain with cortisol injections or any other pain relief injections such as cortisone injection in foot, CT guided nerve root injection and bursitis injection for shoulder, please get in touch with us here at Melbourne Radiology Clinic either by calling us on (03) 9667 1667, emailing us at or by completing our online form.

Our modern clinic is located on the ground floor of 3-6/100 Victoria Parade in East Melbourne and our clinic hours are 08:00-19:00 Monday to Friday and 09:00-14:00 on Saturday. We look forward to seeing you.

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Injection Options for Elbow Joint Pain

To treat elbow disorders and related musculoskeletal injuries, we offer  Autologous Blood injection (ABI), Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection, sclerosant injection, and Autologous Tenocyte Implantation & Autologous Tenocyte Therapy (ATI/ATT).

One of the most common tendinopathies (or tendinosis) is called lateral epicondylitis, colloquially referred to as “tennis elbow”. Among the several different treatment options that have emerged for this condition, ATI/ATT, ABI, PRP and sclerosant injections have produced promising results. Medial epicondylitis (“golfer’s elbow”) is a similar condition that may also be treated in an identical manner. Other injection treatments, such as cortisone, can also help treat arthritis of the elbow joint, olecranon bursitis as well as nerve inflammation (neuritis) that may occur around the elbow joint.

Schedule Elbow Pain Injections Today

If you are in need of pain-relieving treatment for elbow pain, you can schedule an appointment with us online or call us at 03 9667 1667. Our team will contact you during business hours to confirm your appointment time.

For questions about our injection procedures and other treatment options, contact Melbourne Radiology Clinic today.

Specialist Radiologists.
Dr George Koulouris Specialist Radiologist - Expertise in Interventional Radiology & Pain Management
MSK & MRI Fellowship Trained Radiologists
At Melbourne Radiology Clinic, all interventional procedures are performed by fellowship trained musculoskeletal and MRI specialist radiologists: