Ancaster Joint Clinic provides professional assessment of patients with painful joints due to arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis or other chronic or sport's related musculoskeletal conditions. We offer a wide range of joint injections to provide long-term pain relief, start recovery, promote healing and return to regular activities.
We believe we can help many patients with chronic pain who want to get effective pain relief, return to their active lifestyles, avoid taking pain or anti-inflammatory medications, and avoid or delay surgery.
We work with family physicians & nurse practitioners, physiotherapy and imaging specialists to help our patients to achieve their best state of health and sense of well-being.
For Referring Physicians
Patients can be referred to our clinic for assessment, consult and treatment without penalty to GP billings. Our assessments do not affect physicians in FHO or FHT models.
Referral form can be found here
Our referral form is also available as a custom form for Telus PSS - please contact us for details.
Please note we do not treat or perform nerve blocks for neck or back DDD/spinal stenosis
How Do I Book My Visit?
Call (289) 239-8537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about the conditions and treatment options we provide.
All new patient consults require a referral from a family physician. Please ask your family doctor to fax referral to 1 (866) 920-2702 for consult and treatment.
Our assessments do not affect FHO/FHT or GP billings
Why Some Injections Need Guidance With Ultrasound Machine?
We use real-time ultrasound to improve safety and effectiveness of some cortisone or viscosupplement injections.
For instance, some deep joints (hip joint) or certain areas of the body (wrist for carpal tunnel syndrome or buttock bursitis) are best to inject under ultrasound guidance to avoid injury to blood vessels or nerves, and to ensure delivery of medication exactly where it’s needed the most.
Cost of injection under ultrasound guidance is not covered by OHIP and is $250 per joint or site.
How Often Do I Need Injections?
Steroid injections can be repeated as needed every 3-4 months.
Viscosupplement injections typically last longer and may be needed every 6-12 months; in some instances effect can last several years.
PRP injections can effectively cure many soft tissue conditions just after 2-3 injections. Because the goal of PRP therapy is to resolve pain through healing, it could prove to have lasting results for arthritis patients as well. Research studies and clinical practice have shown PRP therapy to be very effective at relieving pain and returning patients to their normal lives
Individual results may vary. Beneficial results of treatment are not guaranteed as every patient is different and treatment outcome depends on many factors including severity and duration of condition.