Steroid injections are commonly used in the field of podiatry to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation in the foot and ankle. Steroid injections, also known as corticosteroid injections, are a form of treatment that involves injecting a corticosteroid medication directly into the affected area. These medications are potent anti-inflammatory drugs that can provide relief from conditions such as plantar fasciitis, arthritis, tendonitis and bursitis. They work by reducing inflammation, swelling and pain in the targeted area.
During the administration of steroid injections, your podiatrist will thoroughly clean the injection site and a local anaesthetic may be used to minimise discomfort.
While steroid injections can provide significant relief, it is crucial to remember that they are not a cure for underlying conditions. Your podiatrist will work closely with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that may include stretching exercises, custom orthotics, shockwave therapy and lifestyle modifications to address the root cause of the problem.
When it comes to heel pain and Achilles tendonitis, there are several types of steroid injections that your podiatrist may to alleviate symptoms and promote healing. The most common types of steroid injections used for these conditions are:
Steroid injections are commonly used to relieve foot pain by reducing inflammation in the affected area. When inflammation occurs in the foot, it can lead to pain, swelling and discomfort. Steroids, also known as corticosteroids, are powerful anti-inflammatory medications that can help alleviate these symptoms.
The time it takes for steroid injections to work can vary depending on several factors, including the specific condition being treated, the severity of symptoms and the individual’s response to the treatment. In general, the steroid will provide relief within 2-3 days, in some cases it may take towards two weeks.
At Podogo Foot Clinic we utilise steroid injections to assist with:
The steroid injection can reduce inflammation and alleviate painful symptoms.