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Why did podiatrist inject cortisone into my neuroma?

Why did podiatrist inject cortisone into my neuroma?

Reduce inflammation: This is a common in office treatment for neuromas to reduce pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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I have Morton's neuroma. Have had cortisone shots, alcohol shots, epac and to no avail. I hear surgery is risky. Thx for your advice.

What is : Risky about it? Have them cut the transverse ligament.....very little risk there..you can leave the neuroma alone ...if that doesn't work then you can remove the neuroma.... ...Read more

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I have Morton's neuroma in my right footHave had cortisone shots, alcohol shots, epac and to no avail. I hear surgery is risky. Thx for your advice.

I have Morton's neuroma in my right footHave had cortisone shots, alcohol shots, epac and to no avail.  I hear surgery is risky.  Thx for your advice.

No Not risky surgery: As non operative treatment failed , your doctor advised you to under go surgery , is simple removal of that thickened ( neuroma ) nerve , a low risk out patient procedure. If you want you can even take a second opinion , your doctor will not object may even help you to get one. ...Read more

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I have a Morton's neuroma and intermetatarsal bursitis. Cortisone helped a lot but I still can't run or power walk. Should I consider surgery?

I have a Morton's neuroma and intermetatarsal bursitis. Cortisone helped a lot but I still can't run or power walk. Should I consider surgery?

No, not after one : Injection. I find injection therapy works better than 90percent of the time. Do consider orthotics. Cortisone is likely the standard but I use dehydrated alcohol injections more in my own practice. ...Read more

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Had a cortisone injection in my foot for morton's neuroma, and my middle toes are now very swollen in between. Is this normal or a shot reaction?

Had a cortisone injection in my foot for morton's neuroma, and my middle toes are now very swollen in between. Is this normal or a shot reaction?

Could be infection: Some swelling after a cortisone injection is normal . If there is redness, heat, tenderness and severe pain, it could indicate there is an infection. If it persists beyond 12-24 hours even after applying ice and elevating the leg, get it looked at by your doctor, or go the the ER. ...Read more

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I have limited movement, pain and a hard lump at base of thumb. Cortisone sjhot made it worse. Xray no help. Ortho says tendon. I wonder if neuroma?

I have limited movement, pain and a hard lump at base of thumb. Cortisone sjhot made it worse. Xray no help. Ortho says tendon. I wonder if neuroma?

MRI: Given your continued symptoms despite conservative treatment and non revealing X-rays, an MRI is warranted to further evaluate the soft tissue in your hand. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot for Morton's Neuroma, but pain has returned. What is next?

I had cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot for Morton's Neuroma, but pain has returned. What is next?

Morton: here is some reading material for you that i usually give to my patients: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mortons-neuroma/basics/treatment/con-20026482 ...Read more

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Which is better for neuromas and fallen arches? Foot ortho or podiatrist?

Which is better for neuromas and fallen arches? Foot ortho or podiatrist?

Podiatrist/ Ortho: This discussion has been going on for many years.....What you need to find out is who....Is treating the most of these conditions in your area.... And go see them....Experience is of the essence.... ...Read more

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What are the reasons why a cortisone injection wouldn't work for anterior tibial tendinitis? Podiatrist offered it for condition lasting 1 1/2 yrs.

What are the reasons why a cortisone injection wouldn't work for anterior tibial tendinitis?  Podiatrist offered it for condition lasting 1 1/2 yrs.

Tendons receive a: poor blood supply and as such, take a long time to heal. You might want to inquire about a course of physical therapy, a period of immobilization or anti-inflammatory medication or a combination of all these. Another possibility is the diagnosis is incorrect and something else is going on. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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Could you tell me what happens after a cortisone shot is injected into the shoulder?

Could you tell me what happens after a cortisone shot is injected into the shoulder?

Calms inflammation.: Nobody uses cortisone anymore unless you are a horse. Everyone knows what it is though so we usually call steroid injections "cortisone". This is essentially equivalent to putting Ibuprofen right at the source of the inflammation. The inflammatory response is a chain reaction in our body. Steroid works a bit higher on the sequence of reactions and stops the inflammatory response. ...Read more

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Cortisone injection in bursa hip Th e doctor rubbed the spot injected and said it makes the cortisone go in. I'm sure this is wrong ?

Cortisone injection in bursa hip Th e doctor rubbed the spot injected and said it makes the cortisone go in. I'm sure this is wrong ?

Cortisone inj: Assuming this was done after the injection - he is correct - rubbing or massage will help distribute the medication in the bursa - while its a matter of personal preference to do this - its not wrong and may actually help speed up the healing process and prevent side effects ...Read more

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