Using injection therapy to manage a wide range of musculoskeletal issues is commonly carried out. There is however lots of discussion with regards to when is the best time to utilize it. One example is, should injections be utilized early in the acute phase or afterwards in the event the problem is more persistent. An episode of the live chat show for Podiatry practitioners known as PodChatLive was dedicated to this exact theme and also the issues that surrounded the effective use of injections for soft tissue conditions generally and in the foot in particular. PodChatLive is a live stream that goes out on Facebook and so the two hosts and their guest will reply to queries. After the livestream, the video is then uploaded to YouTube and the podcast version is produced and is accessible as a Podcast. It is totally free and widely followed by podiatrists.
On the livestream on bone and joint injections the hosts discussed with the Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Ian Reilly. He and the hosts reviewed how the evidence base for injection therapy is usually not being exactly what it could be, and the underpinnings of this insufficient evidence and clinical studies. Ian was also refreshingly sincere about how precisely he makes use of it in his clinical practice in the framework of a multidimensional solution to bone and joint pathology. Ian also outlined the top three conditions that he injects regularly, along with the most common complications he runs into when performing that. Ian Reilly graduated as a Podiatric Surgeon in 1996 and has now performed over 11,000 surgical procedures and also over 6000 foot and ankle injections. Ian is a Fellow of the College of Podiatry (Surgery) and is also on the Directorate of Podiatric Surgery Board of Examiners. He has co-authored the book Foot and Ankle Injection Techniques: A Practical Guide which has been selling nicely for a number of years. Ian has surgical rights at a number of hospitals within Northamptonshire in the UK and practices both privately and in the NHS.