Is a steroid injection appropriate remedy for an old foot injury? Side effects?
Question by Nikita: Is a steroid injection appropriate remedy for an old foot injury? Side effects?
I had a foot injury four months ago. a fracture did not show up in the xrays done the day of injury and after 6 weeks. it never really go better and the doctor put me on a cast for 3 weeks.
its still sore. however, there is one thing – i have not been doing the contrast bath (cycles of – 1 minute in ice , 1 min rest, 1 min in hot water) for my foot regularly as the doc recommended.
Now he says he would give a steroid injection to the site of injury.
I do not know if i should go for it. Would it really help?
Or if i should wait for some time before going for it. All advice welcome.
Also I’d be glad to learn if anyone has been through anything similar and how was the experience.
PS: Here’s my description/history of the injury / joint fracture: http://www.foot-health-forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13444
Answer by Pinakin Dahyabhai Patel 5-J.K. T
steroid injection is very most dengeries.More side effects in BODY.
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