Foot and Ankle Steroid Injections

Steroid injections treat a range of painful foot and ankle conditions. When pain and inflammation persist and you are not able to return to your normal activity levels then you can consider having a steroid injection for your foot or ankle pain. 

Steroid injections for ankle pain are common after an ankle sprain where pain has persisted beyond 3 months and diagnostic imaging confirms a chronic inflammation of the ankle joint.

Steroid injections are also used to treat painful conditions of the feet like Mortons Neuroma and Turf Toe. A painful heel is often caused by irritation to the plantar fascia and this can respond well to a steroid injection if conservative treatment fails. Some of the other common conditions we treat are outlined below. 

Morton's Neuroma

A Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition which affects the forefoot. It is usually felt between the third and fourth toe and is often described by patients as feeling like there is a “pebble in their shoe” or “a fold on their sock”

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Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy is a common overuse injury caused by repetitive loading over time or a sudden increase of load to the Achilles tendon. Achilles tendinopathy can be successfully treated with Physiotherapy, Shockwave and Injection therapy. 

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Turf Toe

Turf toe is a sprain to the ligaments around the big toe joint. It is usually caused by the big toe being excessively bent upwards. The condition may also occur from stubbing the toe or by repeatedly pushing off during running or jumping.

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Hallux Rigidus

Hallux rigidus is a form of osteoarthritis in the 1st metatarsophalangeal (big toe) joint. The main symptom is stiffness and inflexibility of the big toe  – which is reflected in its name “hallux rigidus” which translates to “rigid big toe”.

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Toe Arthritis

Toe Arthritis is characterised by pain and swelling around a specific toe joint that has either had a previous injury to the joint or has cumulative damage to the joint surfaces from wear over time.

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Plantar fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis, also known as Plantar fasciopathy, is a painful condition around the heel and or arch of the foot. It may cause pain when you take your first few steps as you get out of bed in the mornings.

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