Guelph Sports Medicine | Health & Performance Centre
Licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, our Sports Medicine Physicians at the Guelph Health and Performace Centre specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of both acute and chronic physical activity and sport-related injuries. They also provide assessment and management of medical conditions, including those involving muscles and bones. All of our Sports Medicine Physicians hold diplomas from the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine.
HPC Sports Medicine Injection Options
Corticosteroid Injections (Depo-Medrol):
Intra-articular steroid injections provide short-term, moderate pain relief and restoration of function. Corticosteroids are a cost-effective treatment option in patients with early Osteoarthritis.
Hyaluronic Acid (Synvisc/Durolane):
Intra-articular injections of Hyaluronic Acid provide improved pain relieve and restoration of function in patients with mild to moderate Osteoarthritis.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP):
Blood will be taken from your arm like for a blood test, then put in the centrifuge to remove the large blood cells. Then the plasma with platelets and growth factors will be injected into the area of injury. PRP can be used for arthritis or to treat many tendons for chronic tendinopathy or partial tears.
Prolotherapy is a sugar solution that creates irritation in the area where we inject it. The irritation calls on the immune system to heal the injury. At the HPC, prolotherapy can be used for chronic tendinopathies, partial tendon tears, and is sometimes considered for chronic ligament pain.
General Information & Fees:
- Fees will vary depending on the injection/procedure. Click here to see our list of fees.
- Injections may be given on their own OR with ultrasound guidance.
- Some insurance companies may provide coverage or partial coverage for these injections. Please contact your insurance provider for more details about your specific plan and coverage.
- All patients will need to have a consult with an HPC sports physician prior to any injection. Please contact your family doctor to request a consult with our sports medicine physicians.