A 75-year-old female asked:
Is a steroid injection given for bunion pain?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Can be: It can be done and may help if the joint is significantly inflamed. If anybody would do that procedure it would probably be a podiatrist.
3.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Podiatry 37 years experience
Sometimes: Not all bunions require surgery. Many patients have bunions for many years with no discomfort, and then wear a shoe that causes irritation. Additionally, many patients simply can't have surgery due to medical conditions, work restrictions, etc. As a result, a steroid injection for bunion pain is an alternative to decrease pain. Multiple injections in the same location are not recommended.
3.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 18, 2019
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