Dr. Will Rosena administers two types of injections: cortisone and sclerosing.

Cortisone is used to treat inflammation and many types of painful conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, and ganglion cysts. The benefits include immediate relief of pain with minimal side effects, unlike the adverse long-term effects of taking anti-inflammatory pain medication by mouth.

Sclerosing injections have been used successfully to treat neuromas, especially when more conservative treatments like orthotics or steroid injections have failed. The solution that’s injected contains a local anesthetic, 4% alcohol, and epinephrine. In terms of benefits, it produces virtually no side effects and is considered a far better alternative to surgical excision of the neuroma.