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All our podiatrists regularly attend conference seminars where we continually aim to expand on our knowledge as well as keeping up to date with new methods of treatments, this enables us to provide the best evidence based treatment plan and advice for our patients.
Cortisone or otherwise known as steroid injection is a treatment that is used for relief of pain. As podiatrists, we use them in the foot and ankle for joint and soft tissue pain. Corticosteroids are powerful anti-inflammatory medications offering fast-acting relief of inflamed muscles, joints, tendons, and bursa. When correctly administered by our expert podiatrists, corticosteroids can offer significant pain relief from inflammation with very little discomfort.
How Long Does Cortisone/Steroid Injections Last??
Cortisone/ steroid injections are not pain relievers but reduce inflammation that would be causing the pain. Although inflammation from corticosteroids can recur after the steroid has worn off, they can provide relief for long durations from months to years when used properly. These injections can also cure diseases permanently when the problem is tissue inflammation localized to small areas.
What Can We Use Cortisone/Steroid Injections For?
Our podiatrist uses steroid injections specifically for local areas that are inflamed and painful. We commonly use this treatment method for conditions such as arthritis, plantar fasciitis, neuromas, heel pain and much more. In conjunction with this treatment, the podiatrist will recommend other treatments such as insoles to provide maximum pain relief and longevity for optimal pain relief.