Steroid/Cortisone injections are used to treat inflammation and pain due to plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot called the plantar fascia. Typically, people with plantar fasciitis experience heel and/or arch pain. Plantar Fasciitis often develops when the foot overpronates (arches collapse and ankle rolls in). As the foot overpronates, the plantar fascia is overstretched, and over time, causes inflammation, and perhaps the development of heel spurs.
Steroid/Cortisone injections decrease inflammation thereby reducing heel/arch pain. We will often recommend steroid/cortisone injections to patients who are experiencing heel/arch pain. The procedure is safe and has a very good success rate.
The procedure involves an injection into the heel. You may require 1-3 shots over a period of time.
The procedure takes about 10-15 minutes and is performed in-house.
Q: Is the steroid/cortisone injection painful?
A: You may feel a slight burning or pressure in the heel when the steroid is being injected. Keep in mind that we mix the steroid with an anesthetic and use a small needle to minimize any pain during the injection(s).
Q: Will my foot be in pain after the steroid/cortisone injection?
A: A small percentage of people may experience increased pain for 24-48 hours after the injection. This is known as post-steroidal flare. Icing the area and over-the-counter pain relievers will help alleviate this pain should it occur.
Q: Will I be able to do every day, normal activities right after the steroid/cortisone injection? Will I have to take time off of work?
A: Yes, you can resume normal activities immediately after the injection.
Q: Will the plantar fasciitis/heel pain ever come back?
A: The steroid/cortisone injection will significantly reduce the inflammation/heel pain, however, to ensure that the plantar fasciitis/heel pain does not come back, you will need to address the underlying biomechanical disorder of your foot. The chiropodist will discuss this with you during your consultation.
Q: How do I care for my foot after the steroid/cortisone injection?
A: No aftercare is required.
Q: How much does it cost for the steroid/cortisone injection?
A: Please contact our office via phone or email to find out pricing.
Please call 416-203-8563 or request an appointment online to book a consultation for steroid/cortisone injections.