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How Soon Do Cortisone Shots Work For Plantar Faciitis
Podiatrist wants to give me shots for painful heel spurs. Anti inflammatory didn't help. I've heard shots aren't effective for long. Is it worth it?
Try placing a heel : Lift in both shoes to preload the tendon and not make it work so hard, soak in hot water and Epsom salt or apply ice ( either can work) I would consider a night splint to help stretch the tendon. Massage helps. If you ot for a doctor visit they can prescribe topical meds that are helpful, some physical therapy modalities help like ultrasound, laser or low energy shockwave. ...Read more
Instantiously!: They missed the spot or have wrong idea as to how to treat you. Bursitis is about alignment of the hip and leg or arm/hand/elbow/shoulder. The best therapy is myofascial tissue release therapy is on a spectrum from simple stretching, yoga, massage, chiro adjustments, john f. Barnes unwinding, hands-on manipulations, acupuncture, gunn-ims, dry needling to finally travell trigger point injections. ...Read more
Will cannibis oil work for plantar fascilitis? I have huge heel spurs and go for cortisone injections every four months. I Don't know what to do anym
Shots for rash: Usually steroid injections will provide a benefit in a few hours though it may take longer to see the full effect. ...Read more
Surgery: If conservative care fails then surgery is the next step. ...Read more
Use sparingly: In general cortisone injections should be used sparingly, because while they can decrease the inflammation and therefore pain associated with the plantar fascia they can also contribute to further deterioration in the plantar fascia and can cause atrophy of the plantar fat pad which can make your heal pain worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: A heel spur is a calcium deposit located in the heel that usually presses on the soft tissue and tendons in the heel causing pain. Although a cortisone shot can help reduce inflammation and reduce pain, it does not remove the spur. Sometimes surgical intervention is warrented. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have plantar fasciitis. Is it better to go to a foot dr for custom insoles or will over-the-counter insoles work as well? I am very obese.
I've had plantar fasciitis for 14 months. I've done physical therapy, cortisone shot, night splint, and lots of stretching. What else can I do?
Plantar fascitis: Most common cause of heel pain is from plantar fasciitis, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the btm of the foot. Txs include rigid arch support to decrease the pull of the fascia, combined with antiinflammatory medication (oral and/or injectable) to reduce the inflammation. A partial release may be done surgically in chronic cases that dont respond. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
See details: No more than 1-2 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
Knee Bursitis: Fluid over the knee can occur after working on your hands and knees. If the fluid is drained it usually will resolve. Sometimes it may take multiple aspirations. If it is drained use ice , do not use heat. If you are being treated solely with rest and anti-inflammatory meds it may take several weeks to resolve. The most important point is to try and avoid direct contact to the area. ...Read more
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