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Injection therapy is a common treatment approach that podiatrists use to relieve pain and inflammation in the foot and ankle. Injection therapy involves injecting a corticosteroid or other medication into the affected area to reduce inflammation, swelling and pain.
At Toorak Village Podiatry we use injection therapy to treat a variety of foot conditions including bursitis, plantar fasciitis and heel pain, Morton’s neuroma and arthritis. Injection therapy is often considered when other conservative treatment measures such as rest, ice, orthotics and physical therapy have not provided relief.
During an injection therapy appointment, the podiatrist will assess your foot condition to determine the best medication and injection site. The area is cleaned and the medication injected into the affected tissue. After the injection, you will be advised to rest and avoid strenuous activities for several days.
Injection therapy is relatively safe but it does have some risks including infection, allergic reactions or damage to nearby tissue. It is important to disclose any allergies or reactions you have experienced in the past to the podiatrist before undergoing injection therapy.
Overall, injection therapy is a safe and effective treatment for many foot conditions. Your podiatrist will discuss your options to determine whether injection therapy is the best course of action for your condition.