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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 1 more doctor answer
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.
Need plantar fasciotomy (per doc), no other treatments worked. I have low grade partial tear. Would you reco removal of sharp heel spur? Open or endo?
Heel spur pain went to dr got the 3 shots still in a lot of pain even when I am off my foot the pain feels bad, should I be concerned?
Nonresponsive : You surely are not responding to Cortizone injections. However you will find other options. This may include custom or custom orthotics, other. If you continue to be Non-responsive and pain daily for six months or more, consider surgical correction. A partial release offers little disability and a very high success rate and low risk and complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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