Melbourne Radiology Clinic specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of sporting and musculoskeletal injuries

Pain Injections

The team at Melbourne Radiology Clinic are specialists in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain syndromes. We offer a broad range of tests to ensure that we obtain an accurate diagnosis before commencing with any treatment.

Once a diagnosis has been made and the clinical decision has been made to proceed to injection, we use our modern imaging equipment to accurately guide a needle to deliver appropriate pain-relieving medication directly into the region where the pain is emanating from. We can deliver injections safely for all areas of the body, including injections for hip pain, back pain, elbow pain, wrist pain and foot pain which will provide welcome pain relief with minimal trauma to the surrounding tissue.

Injections for pain relief are one of our most requested services and are delivered by a team of fellowship trained musculoskeletal and MRI specialist radiologists at our clinic in East Melbourne. The injections provide welcome relief from both acute and chronic pain for patients who have not responded adequately to prescribed periods of rest, medication and rehabilitation. They also prove beneficial for patients wishing to have their pain alleviated prior to waiting for ultimate surgical treatment. Read More

Ultrasound guided injection into the Achilles tendon
Melbourne Radiology Clinic offers injections for the treatment of muscle injuries and tendon 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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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: