Pain Treatments

Foot Joint Injection

The joints in the foot are small and prone to the development of arthritis with wear and tear over time. A foot joint aspiration or injection is done for pain, swelling, or discomfort that will not resolve with simple conservative measures.

How is a foot joint injection performed?

The doctor will numb your foot near the joint with medication. Then, guided by palpation, he will:

  • Insert a thin needle into the joint space

  • Inject an anesthetic (for short term relief) or steroid or platelet rich plasma (for longer term relief)

The medicine then spreads into the joint space, thereby hopefully reducing nerve inflammation and pain. Usually, the procedure takes less than 15 minutes and you can go home the same day.

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