Diagnostic and therapeutic injection of the ankle and foot.

  title={Diagnostic and therapeutic injection of the ankle and foot.},
  author={Alfred F. Tallia and Dennis A. Cardone},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={68 7},
Joint and soft tissue injection of the ankle and foot region is a useful diagnostic and therapeutic tool for the family physician. This article reviews the injection procedure for the plantar fascia, ankle joint, tarsal tunnel, interdigital space, and first metatarsophalangeal joint. Indications for plantar fascia injection include degeneration secondary to repetitive use and traumatic injuries that are unresponsive to conservative treatment. Diagnostic aspiration or therapeutic injection of… CONTINUE READING


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