Cortisone Injections

Receive Cortisone Injections to relieve chronic or extreme pain.

Our Podiatrists have done further training and are endorsed to prescribe prescription medication, this can include cortisone injections. Cortisone injections are generally a combination of Local Anaesthetic and Betamethasone (corticosteroid), which is used to reduce localised inflammation & relieve pain in the area.

Cortisone Injection is a treatment option that is often used when pain has been present for a length of time and other options of treatment have been previously trialled. Cortisone can be used as part of your treatment journey for chronic pain from multiple conditions. This can include; Morton’s Neuroma, Bursitis, Sinus Tarsi Syndrome, Chronic Ankle Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, and more.

A cortisone can often be used to further settle symptoms when you have an upcoming event or holiday. The cortisone can take up to 3-4 weeks to see the full benefits in pain reduction.

FAQ's

What is involved in an initial appointment?
What should I bring?
Do I need a referral?
Do you accept all health funds?
Is there a cancellation policy?
What is involved in an initial appointment?

Your podiatry appointment with consist of:
Listening – We listen to understand you, what activities you enjoy, how you problem presented and how it affects you.
Accurate diagnosis – We may need to refer you for diagnostic imaging such as MRI, X-Ray, ultrasound or pathology.
Assessing & addressing the causative factors – We settle your pain & address the reason why it presented.
This allows us to develop a personalised management plan, where we can determine your goals diagnosis, timeframe & management.
We are here to help guide you along the way!

What should I bring?

Footwear – Runners, work, casual, everyday shoes. They all help us, help you.
Orthotic devices – If have or have previously worn orthosis please bring them to the appointment.
Previous Results – If you have had imaging/results, please bring them with youl.
Referral – A referral is not required to see a podiatrist. Though if you have one, please bring it along.
Clothing – We will be getting you do some walking/running as part of your assessment. Dress appropriately if possible.
Medicare card, Insurance card – Where applicable, we can process your rebates at the clinic.

Do I need a referral?

For private podiatry clients. no referral is required so you can book in straight away. If you have a workcover injury, DVA, Medicare EPC or 3rd party insurance claim then a referral is required.

Do you accept all health funds?

We have HICAPS facilities at all our clinic locations, this allows  us to be able to claim all private health insurances on the spot. Please remember to bring your card with you.

Is there a cancellation policy?

We understand that life gets hectic and doesn’t always go to plan! Our therapists are in demand though so if you are unable to make your appointment then someone else misses out too. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please inform us at least 6  hours prior as per our late notice fee policy.

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