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Is cortizone (hydrocortisone) guaranteed to work for heel spur?

Is cortizone (hydrocortisone) guaranteed  to work for heel spur?

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 more

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Dr. Tony Willson
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Hydrocortisone (Definition)

Cortisone is a naturally produced hormone in the body, produced by the adrenal glands. It is often used as a potent medication for inflammatory disease. In serious cases, it is a "wonder" drug, and can be life saving. However, long and continuous use can cause many serious and uncomfortable side effects. Hydrocortisone is a topical skin variety and much ...Read more


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Saw Pod. Tues-heel spur & severe bursitis - cortisone inj-still pain-trying weight-feels like heel crunches & I get nauseated. more time? or normal?

Saw Pod. Tues-heel spur & severe bursitis - cortisone inj-still pain-trying weight-feels like heel crunches & I get nauseated. more time? or normal?

Plantar fasciitis: Give it some more time. The typical treatment would be wear good supportive shoes with an orthotic, stretch your achilles, use ice on your heel, avoid barefoot flat shoes, try otc nsaids. You may need to rest your feet. See your podiatrist in 2-3 weeks if still painful. ...Read more

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My podiatrist gave me dextrose shots (yes dextrose said no cortisone afraid of at rupture) for my heel spur. The last round of shots i've had nothing but pain she put me in soft cast i ripped it off now because of pain and feel a bump on heel possibly wh

My podiatrist gave me dextrose shots (yes dextrose said no cortisone afraid of at rupture) for my heel spur.  The last round of shots i've had nothing but pain she put me in soft cast i ripped it off now because of pain and feel a bump on heel possibly wh

Get another opinion: When you get another opinion, an x-ray should have been already taken to evaluate the structure of the foot/heel/ankle. I assume that you already had this based on the diagnosis of the heel spur; however, the continued pain may be soft tissue related, an mri/ct would be more diagnostic. If you have a tear in the tendon and/or ligament, injections would not be effective. ...Read more

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Surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciitis, heel spur, tumor on nerve about 2wks ago.Painful still. Dr. Gave me a shot of cortisone didn't help. Next?

Surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciitis, heel spur, tumor on nerve about 2wks ago.Painful still. Dr. Gave me a shot of cortisone didn't help. Next?

Follow up : With your surgeon, let them know your condition. Be patient but concerned. 2 weeks post- op is still considered part of the healing time. ...Read more

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How do you cure heel spur?

No cure: There's not a "cure" for heel spurs but treatments to decrease the swelling and pain around the spur. Typically a heel spur is the sign for plantar fasciitis. ...Read more

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How can I reduce heel spur pain?

Heel spur??: Heel spurs have never been shown to cause heel pain, no matter what you hear, read, or your doctor tells you. Calves that are too tight cause heel pain. Stretch your calves 3 min. 3 times everyday and you will get over it. Stretch your calves, save your feet. ...Read more

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What should I do with a heel spur?

Heel pain: If you are having heel pain it could be cause by plantar fasciitis. This is a ligament type band on the bottom of the foot. Heel spurs normally do not cause pain by themselves unless they fracture. Start with some stretching and wearing supportive shoes. See your podiatrist for treatment. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a heel spur?

How can I tell if I have a heel spur?

Visit your local: Podiatrist and and your feet examined. The presence of a spur can easily be determined with an x-ray. Keep in mind, however, that spurs are responsible for heel pain only about 1% of the time. Pain is more commonly caused by plantar fasciitis and spurs are merely the calcifcation of the attachment of the plantar fascia to the heel. ...Read more

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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
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Cortizone (Definition)

Cortizone is a low strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Heel Spur (Definition)

A true heel spur is the projection of bone from the main body of ...Read more