Making use of injection treatments to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions is frequently carried out. There is however a great deal of disagreement with regards to when is the optimum time to do it. For example, should injections be applied at the start of the acute stage or later on when the problem is a lot more long-term. An episode of the livestream talk stream for Podiatrists named PodChatLive was devoted to this very subject along with the issues that surrounded the use of injections for musculoskeletal conditions in general and in the foot particularly. PodChatLive is a live show which goes out on Facebook so the 2 presenters and their guest will respond to queries. After the livestream, the recording is then uploaded to YouTube and the podcast version is produced and is available as a Podcast. It is free and widely followed by podiatrists.
On the episode on bone and joint injections the hosts spoke with the Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Ian Reilly. Ian and the hosts reviewed how the evidence base with regard to injection therapy is usually not being exactly what it could possibly be, and the underpinnings of this lack of evidence and clinical studies. He was also refreshingly sincere about how he uses this in his podiatry practice in the context of a multidimensional strategy to orthopedic conditions. Ian also described the top 3 disorders he injects on a regular basis, and also the commonest problems he comes across when performing that. Ian Reilly graduated as a Podiatric Surgeon in 1996 and has done over 13,000 surgical procedures and over 7000 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 that's been selling nicely for a number of years. He has surgical rights at a number of private hospitals within Northamptonshire in the United Kingdom and practices both privately and inside the NHS.