Forefoot pain has many causes, often requiring MRI and ultrasound evaluation in order to obtain a diagnosis, prior to undertaking any form of treatment. Common causes of pain in the forefoot include inflammation of the joints, such as that caused by arthritis, synovitis and capsulitis; tendinosis (tendinitis), bursitis, plantar plate tears and Morton’s neuroma.

Why You May Need a Cortisone Injection in Your Foot

If you are experiencing pain that hasn’t responded positively to rest, rehabilitation and/or medication, a cortisone injection in foot may offer relief. These injections can be used to provide either short or long term pain relief for a wide range of foot pain issues, such as bursitis, Achilles tendon pain, Morton’s Neuroma and Plantar Fasciitis (fasciosis).

Ultrasound guided injection into the Achilles tendon

Cortisone Injections: A Simple but Effective Treatment for Painful Feet

The team at Melbourne Radiology Clinic routinely offer this simple and effective treatment for different types of foot pain including:

  • Bursitis: We inject cortisone directly into an inflamed, swollen and painful bursa under ultrasound guidance to ensure that the medication is delivered into the exact area where it is needed most.
  • Morton’s Neuroma: This occurs when scar tissues builds up on a nerve between the toes causing severe pain. By injecting cortisone, the inflammation entrapping the nerve may be relief and can provide complete relief in one sitting.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: colloquially referred to as ‘heel spurs’, however its correct term is plantar fasciosis, is a painful condition caused by ‘wear and tear’ of the plantar fascia, typically resulting in focal pain at the heel. An cortisone injection can be performed, which we always perform under a posterior tibial nerve block so as to minimise patient discomfort. Other injection options include Autologous Blood Injections (ABI) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections.

Cortisone injections at Melbourne Radiology Clinic can be used to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal problems, including bursitis and arthritis of the in the knee, hip and buttock as well as alleviate pain in the shoulders, spine and wrists. Our team are ready to advise which procedure is best for your condition.

Ultrasound guided cortisone injection into a second webspace Morton’s neuroma, right side. 

Ultrasound guided injection to treat de Quervain’s tenosynovitis

Speak to Our Team About Foot Cortisone Injections in Melbourne

If you are experiencing foot pain or if you need information about our other pain relief injections such as CT guided nerve root injection and bursitis injection for shoulder, please contact our team Melbourne Radiology Clinic either by calling us on (03) 9667 1667, emailing us at or by completing our online form. We’ll be happy to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have about our foot cortisone injection. We also accept referrals from your doctor or medical practitioner. We have helped many people to overcome chronic foot pain – so don’t suffer in silence any longer.

Our clinic is located on the ground floor of 3-6/100 Victoria Parade in East Melbourne and our clinic hours are 08:00-19:00 Monday to Friday and 09:00-14:00 on Saturday. We look forward to seeing you.

Specialist Radiologists.
Dr George Koulouris Specialist Radiologist - Expertise in Interventional Radiology & Pain Management
MSK & MRI Fellowship Trained Radiologists
At Melbourne Radiology Clinic, all interventional procedures are performed by fellowship trained musculoskeletal and MRI specialist radiologists: