What are the benefits of a foot & ankle injection?
Your foot and ankle contain many bones and joints. Ligaments connect the bones and hold your joints together. For many reasons, foot and ankle joints and surrounding structures can wear out. They become injured or inflamed (swollen), which can cause you pain.
Foot and ankle joints injections are usually administered under local anaesthetic.
A local anaesthetic will stop the nerves in a part of your body from sending pain signals to your brain. You won’t be able to feel any pain after having the local anaesthetic. You may still feel some movement and pressure during your foot and ankle injection. It can sometimes be a little bit uncomfortable.
The actual medicine which gives the treatment in the injection is a corticosteroid which is also known as a ‘steroid’
A steroid injection reduces swelling, stiffness, and pain in your foot and ankle. The steroid acts like the natural hormones that your body makes to stop inflammation. It’s also a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment.
Common conditions requiring a steroid injection
Steroid injections treat foot and ankle conditions such as:
Osteoarthritis in ankle
Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Posterior tibial tendonitis
A steroid injection may help if there’s a lot of tenderness, swelling, popping or cracking sounds in your ankle.
Once you have a steroid injection, you should feel pain relief within hours or a couple of days. The timing depends on the type of medication you receive and also the severity of your condition. Even with the risks, a steroid injection can be very effective in easing foot and ankle pain.
If you wish to discuss treatment for your foot & ankle condition call the team today on 01698 540380 or contact us here
Same-day treatments are available and No GP referral is required.
All treatments are part of a care plan and discussed prior to any injections taking place.
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