Foot infiltrations in Malaga
Foot infiltrations in consultation are a great therapeutic tool. There is a wide variety of podiatric pathologies susceptible to infiltration. They can be intra-articular or extra-articular, although those frequently performed in clinical practice are applied in soft tissues such as, for example:
Nowadays there is a wide variety of drugs that can be infiltrated in each case and always assessing risk/benefit. Depending on the physical characteristics of our patient, activity, injury and location of the injury.
It is very important to inform our patients of the risks that the technique may entail, which is why the “Informed Consent” is indispensable.
“Since this is an invasive technique, at Clínica del Pie la Malagueta we always perform this procedure under ultrasound guidance”.
So today we have at our disposal:
Corticosteroids are the substance with the greatest anti-inflammatory power that exists, and can be used in both chronic and acute injuries. It is true that this type of infiltration works much better in acute injuries (up to 6 weeks) than in chronic injuries (more than 6 months) where tissue damage has already occurred.
Collagen is an essential protein in the body and forms an essential part of tissues, muscles, tendons, joint capsules and bones.
The advantages of infiltrated Collagen are:
Helps regenerate damaged tissue
It can be used in various pathologies, both acute and chronic.
It has no contraindications because it can be used in a larger number of population (Diabetes, anticoagulated patients…) and even in children from 12 years of age.
As many infiltrations as necessary can be used until symptoms improve.
Unlike corticosteroids, it can be infiltrated in small quantities into the tendon.
We are all afraid of the needle, that is undeniable, and perhaps this fear makes the treatment seem like a painful technique. It bothers less than people think. But as always it will depend on the pain threshold of each person and the anatomical region to be treated.
A priori, infiltration of the foot is not the technique of first choice to treat a patient, we must first try conservative treatments: bandages, stretching, insoles … If the patient does not show improvement or this has been very slight is where we can consider making an infiltration as an aid to previous treatments.
As always, the choice of infiltration or not will depend on the degree of injury, the time of evolution and the needs of our patient.
We listen to you and look for the best solution for your case.