What are some of the pros and cons for foot pain relief?

Corticosteroid injections are a common and effective treatment option for relieving foot pain. These steroid shots can provide temporary relief from pain caused by plantar fasciitis, rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, ankle pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and other inflammatory conditions. However, there are both pros and cons to this treatment option.

Pros include the ability to provide immediate pain relief, to serve as a diagnostic tool and the fact that it is a non-surgical procedure. Cortisone injections can also help reduce swelling in the affected area while helping to prevent further nerve damage.

On the downside, cortisone shots may cause some side effects such as an increase in blood sugar levels or thinning of skin over time. Additionally, they may not be as effective with chronic conditions as they are with acute ones. Another potential risk is that they may only provide temporary relief until physical therapy or other treatments become more effective long term solutions.

Overall, corticosteroid injections offer an effective way to manage foot pain in patients but their use should be discussed with your podiatrist before beginning any kind of treatment plan involving them. If you’re suffering from chronic conditions or pain, call our office to consult with a podiatrist and see if cortisone injections can give you the relief you’re looking for.

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Dr. P. Roman Burk
Providing experienced private practice podiatry services in the Caldwell and Meridian, ID area since 2007.