Greater Manchester


Ostenil Injection Therapy

Revolutionary new treatment for Osteoarthritis and soft tissue pain available at Metro Physio

Metro Physio are delighted to be able to offer this revolutionary new treatment for the sufferers of Osteoarthritis and many other soft tissue conditions.

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is due to damage to the ‘synovial joints’.  A synovial joint is a joint which is encased in a capsule filled with synovial fluid, this fluid acts as a lubricant and shock absorber for the joint.  In Osteoarthritis the process of the break down and replacement of this very important fluid becomes disrupted so break down happens faster than production.  This leads to the cartilage within the joint wearing away which in turn leads to the main symptoms of arthritis which are pain, swelling and stiffness.

What is this revolutionary new treatment for Osteoarthritis and soft tissue pain

The main component of Synovial fluid is a substance called ‘Hyaluronic Acid’ which they have now been able to manufacture in an almost identical product called ‘Ostenil’.   The treatment involves injecting this substance directly into the joint or soft tissue.  This acts as an immediate lubricant and shock absorber to immediately decrease the symptoms of pain and stiffness.  More importantly it stimulates the cells that produce Synovial fluid in the joints and helps restore the normal balance of breakdown and production to give long lasting pain relief.

Despite supporting scientific evidence these injections are not currently available on the NHS.  They are being done in ever increasing numbers within the private sector when people hear the success stories of others and how often they are used in the treatment of professional sports players.  The research shows that the effects of the injection typically last from 9 – 12 months.

What evidence is there that Ostenil injections work

The ‘Cochrane review’ is recognised as the highest standard of evidence based medicine and this review states these injections are “effective treatments for mild to moderate osteoarthritis”.  If you wish to read this review in more detail then – Please click here

What conditions are most helped by Ostenil injections?

These injections will help all osteoarthritic synovial joints and many soft tissue conditions that also rely on the production of synovial fluid.  The most common conditions for this treatment are: –

There are virtually no side effects with these injections but as with any injection there is a small risk of infection and some patients state increased pain for one or two days after the injection.

What is the cost of an Ostenil Injection?

If we have not seen you for the condition you are requesting the injection for we would need to firstly assess your suitability.  If you were not suitable for the injection we would ensure we charge our standard physiotherapy assesment charge.  We would then give you advice on how your condition should be managed and if appropriate provide you with an onward referral letter to the appropriate health professional.

There are two differing products offered one is a single injection called Ostenil Plus and the other product called Ostenil is a course of three injections.  There is some evidence that the course of three injections has a longer effect though there is good evidence for both products.  Some patients opt to start with the course of three and then have future top up injections of Ostenil plus, some opt for an Ostenil plus injection at the first appointment.

  • The total cost of a course of three Ostenil injections is £290.00
  • The cost of a single Ostenil plus injection is £200.00

How do I arrange an Ostenil Injection?

These injections are carried out at our Salford / Manchester clinic by our Clinic Director Byron Clithero who has undergone extensive training in injection therapy.  If you would like to arrange this then please – Click here to get in contact and book an appointment

If you are unsure if Ostenil injections can help you, or you would just like to speak to Byron then – Click here for details of how to book a free telephone consultation