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.
 
An example of a Patient suffering with severe foot pain who was helped by this treatment: Good morning Jon. You asked me to let you know how that “odd” pain across the toes in my left foot was and it is fine and no further problem. Also the steroid injection in my right foot has helped enormously and would say almost pain free which, after all these months, is just amazing! So much so, I am hoping to now go back to ballroom and Latin american dancing classes….so all good! 
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How quickly will the injection work?

This varies with individuals but most people report improvement of their symptoms within 24 to 48 hours.  It can however take a few days before any change is noticed, and a small proportion of patients gain little if any benefit from their use. Improvement can last for weeks or months, and in some cases improvements last even years. There is a small proportion of patients who feel little or no benefit following a cortisone injection in the foot.
Cortisone Foot injection

Everything you need to know about Cortisone Injections…

How does the cortisone treatment work?
Steroids (Methylprednisolone) are given via injection mixed with local anaesthetic (to make the injection more comfortable for you).  This will make the area numb for a few hours.  You will be reviewed 4 to 6 weeks later and the injection repeated if necessary, to a maximum of three doses per year.
How long will the effects last?
Improvement can last for weeks or months, and in some cases, improvement lasts for years. Side effects 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?
Types of foot Injuries that can be treated with steroid injections in the foot and ankle are: • 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

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J K
J K
09/05/2022
I was in so much pain with my right foot because I got a cyst in it and just found Sussex Foot Centre in google and called them for booking appointment. The person I talked with was so helpful and they offered appointment on the same day. Everybody working at this place were so friendly and experienced. At my first appointment I had a consultation with ultrasound scan and clearly described me the next steps what would solve my problem and it really reassured me because I was so scared and tired from the pain and for long waiting time on GP referrals. For the treatment, I got an appointment on next day (again so fast!!) and already when I came out from the Centre could walk much better and the pain disappeared. I am so grateful for them and still going back for regular checking and advices. I also having issues with my nails too and I am sure I could get a quick solution on those issue too! Everybody having issue with their foot please don't hesitate to get in touch with Sussex Foot Centre - just give a try and I am sure you will don't disappoint! For me honestly was a life-saver. Thank you so much!
Tundi Bodi
Tundi Bodi
03/05/2022
Highly recommended due to efficient, spotless, courteous staff with on time treatment. You could take a good step forward by using this team.
Brian Beesley
Brian Beesley
03/05/2022
Excellent podiatrist- knowledgeable, professional, caring and quick. Thanks!
Murdo Guy
Murdo Guy
25/04/2022
I can't thank this gentlemen enough. Pain in my foot had effected my whole life, no running, no water aerobics no tai chi and most of all no work as I'm a cook. Scan first visit, problem located plan worked out, return week later double appointment as we live hour away. Another scan, walk on treadmil, insole made...meanwhile he explained everything, so I could understand. I. Very impressed with the whole experience, and would recommend them to anyone
lyn murphy
lyn murphy
15/04/2022
I have had toe nail surgeries with the Sussex Foot Centre and both times have had very positive experiences. Jon provided excellent treatment and care during the surgeries and in the follow up post surgeries. Jon and Thomas were professional and friendly and they have been so flexible and accommodating with scheduling appointments, as well as providing quick responses by email and telephone. I would recommend the Sussex Foot Centre. Thank you so much!
Josephine Zamat
Josephine Zamat
08/04/2022
Jon Collins and team provide excellent patient focused, customer focused care. I have not met a better podiatrist than Jon in over 30 years in healthcare management and 10 years as a patient. As you step into reception you are welcomed with both smile and greeting. Even though it is a busy practice, changes in appointment are politely and readily managed. Forgetfulness and a missed appointment are taken in their stride! I attended first as an ”emergency” patient, three years ago. I was at the local hospital and the Sussex Foot Centre was suggested. I was seen the same afternoon. After months of hobbling, Jon treated my foot with professional skill, exuding warm reassurance. Regular attendance and treatment ensured rapid improvement. The specially created insole proved to be a boon. I have remained with Jon as my podiatrist for three years now. I can think of no reason why I should go elsewhere. I have no hesitancy in recommendinng him. When my GP asked me why I go over to Haywards Heath, my reply was that he is the best.
Malcolm Boyland
Malcolm Boyland
05/04/2022
The treatment and service from Sussex Foot Clinic was excellent and I would highly recommend them to anyone. Over the counter and home remedies had failed miserably. Investing in some professional treatment and following it through diligently was well worth it. Thank you Jon.
E M Drake
E M Drake
24/03/2022
I found The Sussex Foot Centre via Google and what a find! I started seeing Jon last summer with painful Plantar Fasciitis in both feet. With Jon’s knowledge, non invasive treatment and orthotics, I am so grateful to him for my pain free feet now! Jon and his team are so helpful, with total professionalism and extensive knowledge - I have learnt so much! Tom on reception is also so very friendly and efficient. Keep up the amazing work you all do.
Lisa Bailey
Lisa Bailey
21/03/2022
A first class service. A friendly, highly professional medical approach . I have had effective, pain-free treatment for my footcare. Highly commended.
Ollie Swan
Ollie Swan
20/03/2022