Steroid or cortisone is an anti-inflammatory medication which can be injected directly to an inflamed area to reduce pain and inflammation. Here at the Yorkshire foot hospital we have the service of offering steroid injections to sports people or any individuals who have the following conditions. Our consultants or Daniel Broadley chief podiatrist are able to offer this service on the same day of your consultation. We have on a few occasions had visits from Football professionals to administer this service. We are covered under all Insurance companies. If you are suffering with heel pain we can offer you a steroid injection to remove the inflammation.
Common reasons for steroid injections
Inflammation of soft tissue
- Soft Tissue lumps and bumps
- Scar sensitivity
- Heel pain
- Localized joint inflammation of the Lower limb
- Arthritis of the foot
Common injections for Foot pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendon pain
- Peroneal tendon pain
- Any painful joint
- Ganglion or bursa
- Mortons neuroma
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Frequency of injections
An inflamed area can often be settled with one injection and is often used in conjunction with orthoses and exercises and other therapies such as ice.
Chronic conditions such as arthritis may require injections on a regular basis but can last a few weeks up to many months.
Steroid injections are not usually given more frequently than one every 3 months and usually no more than 3 per site in any one year due to the risk of side effects.
To book an appointment for a steroid injection please phone and ask for an appointment with our Podiatrist Dan Broadley.