Cortisone Injection for management of foot pain
If you are experiencing pain in the foot and/or ankle that may be inflammatory in nature and it hasn’t responded well to conservative management and rehabilitation, a cortisone injection may provide some benefit.
Corticosteroid or ‘cortisone’ injections can be used to provide short-to-medium pain relief for a wide range of foot and ankle injuries.
A cortisone injection is a type of corticosteroid, which is a group of drugs used to treat musculoskeletal conditions. A cortisone shot can reduce swelling, stiffness and pain in your foot and ankle. It acts like the natural hormones in your body to stop inflammation. This type of treatment is non-invasive and doesn’t require surgery.
There are different types of cortisone.
Your podiatrist will administer one that is best for your condition, but most will use a long-duration cortisone because it will take effect within a few weeks and will last between 1-9 months, depending on your condition and the severity of it.