Steroid Injections

What is a steroid injection?

Steroid injections are used to reduce pain and swelling whilst improving function and mobility. The injection is a mixture of a steroid and local anaesthetic to help provide post treatment comfort. Steroid injections in the foot and ankle may be considered as part of a treatment plan.

Conditions for steroid injections:
– Plantar fasciitis
– Heel pain
– Mortons neuroma
– Osteoarthritis
– Calcaneal bursitis
– Sinus tarsi syndrome

An ultrasound guided injection is used to provide symptom relief for painful and/or swollen joints, ligaments or tendons. Having an injection administered with ultrasound guidance helps guide the needle to the exact location requiring treatment.

An ultrasound scan is a non-invasive method of producing images of the body’s interior using high frequency sound waves. A computer converts the information into a moving picture that is displayed on a monitor. It is a method of examining deeper structures without ionising radiation. It is used to assess for soft tissue and joint pathologies, and a guide for injection placement.

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