Thanks for the question. It is unlikely that the ankle issue contributed to the current problem which is a herniated disk
. Indeed, the steroid
can take up to 2 weeks to significantly resolve local inflammation; however, it should be paired up with a physical therapy
routine, and even perhaps additional oral anti-inflammatory. If the pain persists after the 2 weeks, re-consult your physician.
Dr Brenes Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN