Comparison of injection techniques for shoulder pain: results of a double blind, randomised study.Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983; 287 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.287.6402.1339 (Published 05 November 1983) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983;287:1339
- G R Hollingworth,
- R M Ellis,
- T S Hattersley
Seventy seven patients with soft tissue shoulder lesions including adhesive capsulitis and disorders of the rotator cuff and acromioclavicular joint were admitted to a trial comparing two different methods of corticosteroid injection with local anaesthetic in a randomly allocated double blind study. The method of anatomical injection after diagnosis by the technique of selective tissue tension gave 60% success compared with the method using tender or trigger point localisation, giving 20% success (p less than 0.001).