Injection Therapy for Foot Conditions

Using injection therapy to deal with a wide range of orthopedic conditions is frequently carried out. But there is lots of debate regarding when is a good time to do it. One example is, should injections be used early in the acute phase or later on once the problem is a lot more long-term. An episode of the live talk stream for Podiatry practitioners called PodChatLive was dedicated to this very topic and the issues that surrounded the effective use of injections for musculoskeletal conditions in general and in the feet particularly. PodChatLive is a live show that goes out on Facebook so the two presenters and their guest may respond to queries. After the live show, the recording will then be published to YouTube and the podcast edition is made available as a Podcast. It is free and greatly followed by podiatrists.

In the episode on musculoskeletal injections they spoke with the Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Ian Reilly. Ian and the hosts reviewed that the evidence base with regard to injection therapy may not be being exactly what it could be, and the underpinnings of this lack of evidence and clinical studies. Ian was also refreshingly genuine regarding how he makes use of this in his clinical practice in the framework of a multidimensional solution to bone and joint pathology. Ian additionally described the top 3 problems he injects frequently, and the most frequent complications he runs into when performing that. Ian Reilly qualified as a Podiatric Surgeon in 1996 and has done over 12,000 surgeries and also over 7000 foot and ankle injections. Ian is a Fellow of the College of Podiatry (Surgery) and is on the Directorate of Podiatric Surgery Board of Examiners. He has co-authored the book Foot and Ankle Injection Techniques: A Practical Guide that has been doing well for many years. Ian has surgical privileges at several private hospitals within Northamptonshire in the United Kingdom and practices both privately and within the NHS.