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How Soon Do Cortisone Shots Work For Plantar Faciitis
Have seen dr for bilateral plantar fasciitis. 2 sets of cortisone shots/stretching/ice with little help. Could sjogrens be the cause?
My podiatrist recommends a cortisone shot for my plantar fasciitis after 4 weeks and 2 weeks on naids. Are cortisone shots safe or should I continue with stretching?
Stretching: I would personally exhaust all other treatments before doing that. Stretching especially overnight is crucial to get plantar fasciitis under control (even if you decide to get the shot). Have you been working with a physical therapist? If not consider doing so. Hope you get some relief soon. ...Read more
I have tried many things to try and get rid of my plantar fasciitis. Icing my feet, custom orthotics, wearing a stretch sock at night, stretching during the day, physical therapy, cortisone shots, and a walking boot. Should I consider surgery?
Second opinion?: Have you tried getting a second opinion? Sometimes a fresh set of eyes is all you need ☺ ...Read more
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
Osteioartheritis in my knees 35 too young for surgery tried cortisone shots, mobic (meloxicam) and spritz shots nothing works. Will I ever be able to have surgery?
Consider further wou: 35 years old seems very young to have osteoarthritis in the knees bad enough to be contemplating a total knee replacement. Consider an MRI to be sure there is nothing simpler causing your problem that might be treated through a scope and a rheumatology referral to rule out an inflammatory arthritis that could be treated with meds. Thank you. ...Read more
If cortisone shots don't work what would be the next option for treating lower back pain that is sending pain down my leg n bottom?
Nerve damage: Great question... Its very important to treat pain and to prevent nerve damage. There are multiple ways to treat a herniated disc. They include: weight loss, physical therapy, chiropractic care, disc decompression (traction), epidural injections, intradiscal procedures, and surgery. An EMG is the best test to see if you have old or active nerve damage (if so- you need surgery). ...Read more
What are more options to remove a lipoma on the corner of my forehead without leaving a scar? Does cortisone shots work? My gp and dermatologist have said it is a lipoma and not uncommon. I am very self conscious so I wear my hair over it. It is a big
Lipomas: Lipomas are harmless fatty tumors. I would suggest that you go to a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist to have it removed. Typically, an incision is made overlying the affected tissue, and the fatty tumor is "popped out" like a pimple. Sometimes, these growths are tethered down, and removal can be more difficult. I know of no way that is legal to shrink these in the us as many of the fat disolving injectables were removed from the market. There are some devices for cellulite out there, but I think surgery is your best option. Good luck! ...Read more
19wks pregnant, itchy rash on trunk, legs, chest. Saw ob said not puppps, seeing derm/blood work tomorrow. Are cortisone shots ok to stop the itch?
After having p. Fasciitis for years, I got cortisone shots 3 weeks ago. Made it much worse than it's ever been. Will continuing to r.I.C.E. Help?
Yes: And call the doctor and let them know it is worse. ...Read more
Depends: If the location of the cortisone shot is into joints, Rheumatologists do this. If in to the back, often Pain Clinic doctors, Interventional Radiologists, and/or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctors will do it. If in to the foot, Podiatrists may do it. Primary care doctors may feel comfortable doing a limited range of cortisone shots (e.g., just in to knees or shoulders, etc.). ...Read more
Not much: Rarely, the steroid crystals can cause a mild inflammatory response but this is brief. Repeated injections into the same area over a short period can rarely cause damage to the tissue or joint. ...Read more
Yes.: Cortisone or other steroid injections are common treatments for shoulder pain, related to rotator cuff injuries. Partial thickness rotator cuff tears and shoulder impingement syndrome respond well to steroid injections. Full thickness rotator cuff tears will remain painful and weak after injections and therapy. Only surgery can repair a full thickness rotator cuff tear. ...Read more
Not likely: Cortisone shots are used to treat one type of alopecia (hair loss) called alopecia areata (aa). It is very rare to have aa of just the eyebrows, therefore cortisone shots probably won't help. See your dermatologist and perhaps he/she could suggest something else. And if cortisone shots was necessary, it should be covered by your insurance so just the copay would suffice. (about $100 if uninsured). ...Read more
Definitely: Should wait at least two weeks between injections, and no more than 3-4 injections in the same shoulder per year. More than that could risk joint damage, or mean the diagnosis or treatment option is incorrect. ...Read more
3 a year is safe: Frequent shoulder have lead to some tendon ruptures biceps supraspinstus, 3 a year is injection a common safe limit. Don't lift heavy onjevts with arm during this type of treatment. ...Read more
Can someone please explain to me some things about cortisone shots like risks and benefits/side effects, etc?
See details: Local cortisone shots really have little risk. If you are diabetic, they can raise blood sugar to a modest degree. There can occasionally be some pain after injection but that is temporary. The benefits involve the injection's ability to resolve the area of inflammatory and relieve pain. ...Read more
To try to put this short after 3 sugerys few cortisone shots later. What they say is a nuroma on a sist. Is 10 times worse then when we started. Help!
Unclear on question: Do you mean the cortisone shot didn't work? Or who to go see to get the shot? This might be safest done under ultrasound guidance since cortisone shots around a tendon have rare risk of rupturing the tendon. That being said, Ortho Hand doctors may be able to do this shot easily and safely. If still having pain despite the shot, would recommend seeing Ortho Hand surgeon. ...Read more
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