Foot & Ankle Surgeon located in Grass Valley and Auburn, CA

Injections services offered in Grass Valley and Auburn, CA

Foot and ankle pain are common problems that you don’t have to live with anymore. At Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Northern California in Auburn and Grass Valley, California, highly trained foot and ankle surgeon Marc Claydon, DPM, offers general foot and ankle injections to stimulate healing after injuries, reduce disease complications, and ease foot and ankle discomfort. Call the nearest office to schedule an appointment, or request an appointment online today.

What are foot and ankle injections?

Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Northern California offers injections for your feet and ankles to restore the health of your lower extremities and reduce pain associated with injuries, diseases, and age-related wear. Dr. Claydon is highly trained in all types of foot and ankle treatments, including injections, to restore affected tissues.

What are the different types of injections?

Several foot and ankle injections exist. For example, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections use platelets from your blood to stimulate natural healing by increasing cell regeneration, while hyaluronic acid injections improve joint lubrication and ease friction on your joints. Corticosteroid injections reduce inflammation and the discomfort associated with it. 

What are the benefits of injections?

The benefits of receiving foot and ankle injections at Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Northern California include:

  • Reduced inflammation
  • Less pain
  • Faster healing
  • No downtime
  • Improved mobility
  • Better joint range of motion
  • Increased joint lubrication 

Injections may reduce the need to undergo foot or ankle surgery. If you struggle with ongoing pain, injections can dramatically improve your quality of life.

What issues can foot and ankle injections address?

Dr. Claydon may recommend foot or ankle injections if you develop:

  • Arthritis of the foot and ankle
  • Severe or ongoing pain
  • Joint deterioration 
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Fractures
  • Flat feet
  • Slow-healing injuries

If more conservative treatments haven’t worked to reduce pain and other bothersome symptoms, Dr. Claydon may recommend injections. He has many years of experience and is highly trained in treating foot and ankle problems. 

Are foot and ankle injections right for me?

To determine which foot or ankle injections (if any) are best for you, Dr. Claydon reviews your symptoms and medical history. He examines your feet and ankles during a physical exam and may order blood tests, joint fluid testing, X-rays, an ultrasound, or another imaging procedure to confirm a diagnosis.

What should I expect during foot and ankle injections?

Before you receive foot or ankle injections, Dr. Claydon numbs the treatment area to ensure you don’t feel any pain. He might use imaging guidance to ensure proper needle placement before injecting substances into targeted tissues within your feet or ankles. 

Afterward, you can often resume a typical daily routine. You might need additional treatments to experience superior, long-lasting results.

To learn more about foot and ankle injections at Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Northern California, call the office or request an appointment online today.