Steroid Injection Therapy

What are steroid injections?

Steroid injections are commonly used for the treatment of joint and soft tissue disorders. Steroids have been shown to be helpful for easing pain and reducing inflammation. They may also protect the cartilage within joints.

Steroid injections are often used in conjunction with local anaesthetic. There are several different formulations of both steroid and anaesthetic which may be used and this will be fully discussed with you during your assessment.

As with all medication, an individual’s response to a steroid injection cannot be predicted. Most patients experience an improvement in their symptoms lasting a number of weeks; for some the beneficial effect will persist for several months. A small number of patients, unfortunately, gain little or no benefit.

Are there any risks or side effects?

The risk of a complication arising from a steroid injection is low and serious complications are extremely rare.

During your assessment, a full and detailed medical history will be taken by me and any concerns discussed with you.

Steroid Injection Therapy at York Podiatry Ltd

With over 20 years of clinical experience in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy our clinical Associate Pete Walsh offers an extensive range of Soft Tissue and Joint Steroid Injections which aim to reduce pain and maximise function.

Commonly offered injections are for Foot, Knee and Shoulder problems but many other joints can also be treated in this way.

Treatment is fully supported by advice and guidance in exercise rehabilitation, aimed to reduce pain and restore function.

Please contact the clinic for further information and we will be happy to help!