Does it hurt to get a cortisone shot in the ankle?

Needles usually . Are not painless. Having said that they aren't to bad. Personally, i'm not a big fan of steroids and feel there are better things to inject.

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Can you get a cortisone shot in the ankle?

Yes. If you know what is causing the pain, you can inject the ankle with cortisone. You should not inject it if you have a fracture. Cortisone is only a short term solution and you should not receive more than 3 injections a year. Read more...

Have a ganglion foot cyst. Dr said it may get better on its own within a month. If not get cortisone shot. Do you agree with treatment plan?

Ganglion cysts. If they are true ganglion cysts do not respond to cortisone and never completely go away by themselves . They might get smaller for a while but will come back. The only definitive treatment is surgical removal . Read more...
Speak to the doctor. If it is ganglion cyst of foot , will not get better with out treatment , steroid injection is usually not a preferred method, surgical excision will cure it. Speak to your doctor , if does not do surgery see a dpm or ortho surgeon. Read more...