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What Are Musculoskeletal Injections?

Steroid injections are a common medical intervention employed in the field of podiatry to address various musculoskeletal disorders. These injections typically contain corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are potent anti-inflammatory agents utilised to alleviate pain, swelling, and inflammation. Steroid injections can be delivered into or around joints, tendons, ligaments, or for diagnostic purposes.

How Steroid Injections Can Benefit You?

Steroid injections serve as a valuable component of treatment plans for various conditions, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Pain

  • Arthritis

  • Knee pain including Mild to Moderate OA

  • Morton’s Neuroma

  • Bursitis 

  • Tendonitis 

  • Hallux Rigidus/Limitus

  • Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

  • Ligament Injuries

How Steroid Injections Work

The active substance in these injections is "cortisone," a natural product of the adrenal gland. It exerts a potent anti-inflammatory effect within the body. Steroid injections work by locally suppressing the immune response, thus reducing inflammation in the targeted area and providing relief from pain.

Benefits of Steroid Injections

Utilising steroid injections in podiatry offers several advantages:

  • Pain Relief: Steroid injections alleviate pain and discomfort effectively.

  • Improved Joint Mobility: They can enhance the range of motion at the affected joint.

  • Return to Normal Activity: Steroid injections facilitate a faster return to normal activities.

  • Reduction of Swelling and Inflammation: Inflammation is reduced, leading to reduced swelling.

  • Fewer Side Effects: Steroid injections typically result in fewer side effects compared to oral steroids.

  • Speed and Directness: Injections work more swiftly and directly than oral medications or topical treatments like creams or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen.

How We Can Assist You

In your initial consultation, we will conduct a thorough assessment of your feet, including a comprehensive review of your symptoms. Your podiatrist will work with you to design a tailored treatment plan for your condition, aimed at reducing your symptoms and enhancing your overall well-being.

For suitable cases, our skilled team members are equipped to plan and administer injection therapy. We may also recommend an Advanced Gait Analysis consultation, which focuses on identifying the underlying causes of your symptoms and assessing mechanical problems, structural deformities, and movement patterns. We use pressure analysis and AI-enhanced gait analysis to help analyse forces exerted through your feet, aiding in the diagnosis of your pain's source. Orthotics can also be employed as a valuable tool to offload injured structures within the foot and ankle, both before and after injection therapy.

How to Schedule Your Appointment:

For New Patients, booking an Initial Consultation is quick and convenient. Simply click here to BOOK ONLINE. Existing patients can also schedule a follow-up consultation online: BOOK ONLINE. If you prefer to speak with a member of our friendly booking team, please call us at 02035760630 Our phone lines are open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Insurance and Fees:

At our clinic, we strive to make your experience as seamless as possible. We are pleased to accept most major private medical insurance providers, including BUPA, Vitality, WPA, Cigna, AVIVA, and Simply Health.

For those who choose to self-pay for a steroid injection, our fee is £250 per injection. If you would like a comprehensive list of our consultation fees, including self-pay rates, please refer to our Insurance and Fees page.

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