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A 33-year-old female asked:

What are the reasons why a cortisone injection wouldn't work for anterior tibial tendinitis? podiatrist offered it for condition lasting 1 1/2 yrs.

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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 43 years experience
Tendons receive a: poor blood supply and as such, take a long time to heal. You might want to inquire about a course of physical therapy, a period of immobilization or anti-inflammatory medication or a combination of all these. Another possibility is the diagnosis is incorrect and something else is going on.

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