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Is Cortizone 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I am due to have my 3rd cortisone shot in my foot for a heel spur. What is the next step if it doesn't work?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
What can u do 4 Achilles tendonosis. Already had prolotherapy and prp injection & didn't work? Also have calcaneal heel spur.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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