Cortisone Injection in Foot
If you are suffering from persistent heel pain, ankle pain, or nerve pain that hasn’t responded to conservative care, then a steroid injection at the Sussex Foot Centre might be the treatment for you.
What are cortisone foot injections?
Corticosteroid / Cortisone injections (steroids) are drugs to treat pain, inflammation, certain types of arthritis and many other medical problems. They can be used in injectable form and are helpful in treating certain foot problems. If you have tried other conservative treatments with no success then it might be time to consider a steroid injection.
How quickly will the injection work?
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How does the cortisone treatment work?
How long will the effects last?
Side effects from the low doses used in injections are rare, but can occur. The most common are:
• Steroid flare – pain at the injection site. This happens in 10% of patients. The pain can be quite severe but settles down in a day or two. Take over-the-counter painkillers if required, such as paracetamol.
• Facial flushing – this may occur 24 to 48 hours after the cortisone injection but will settle within a day or two.
• Fat wasting – a small amount of subcutaneous fat may be affected by the injection leaving an indentation at the injection site.
What types of foot injuries can be treated with steroid injections?
• Heel Pain Including plantar fasciitis, policeman’s heel
• Morton’s Neuroma Nerve pain usually between the metatarsals
• Arthritis In the big toe, ankle joint or any other joint in the foot and ankle
• Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Pain under the ankle bone, giving a feeling of pins and needles