Facts About Morton’s Neuroma #5: Corticosteroid Injections Vs. Pain Meds

Reviewed by Janet D. Pearl, MD, MSc

Corticosteriod injections versus medications

Corticosteroid injections and pain medications (analgesics) are often used as the early treatment for Morton’s neuroma that is refractory to lifestyle or shoe modifications. However, at a 3-month follow-up, corticosteroid injections have an overall better outcome than pain medications (analgesics.) These outcomes are independent of the size of neuroma. Ultrasound guidance can further improve the quality of results in with corticosteroid injections.

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