Posted: 18/07/2014 at 13:31
I've had a cortisone injection on a bursar in my ankle, and as painful as it was, it worked fine. However, I did go private for that, bypassed my doctor, it cost me about £300 - consultant fee plus injection - but worth it. The specialist I saw was sympathetic to sports injuries and you can see him without a doctors note - I've had 4 lots of surgery with him.
It just cheeses me off that we pay for the NHS privilege but, in some cases, they treat sports injuries as self-inflicted, yet smokers and overweight people they'll help as they think it will save them money in the long-term.
Good luck with it.