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Will cortisone shots help with metatarsalgia?

Will cortisone shots help with metatarsalgia?

Yes: They will help with the inflammation but don't forget about: • rest. • ice to the affected area. • take an over-the-counter pain reliever.. • wear proper shoes. • try shock-absorbing insoles. • use metatarsal pads. • consider arch supports. . ...Read more

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Dr. Helene Nguyen
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Metatarsalgia (Definition)

Metatarsalgia is a broad term used to describe pain and inflammation in the ball of the foot. The most common causes are overuse during physical activity, tight fitting footwear with an elevated heel, and those who run barefoot when ...Read more


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Can cortisone shots make you feel anxious?

Sometimes: Some people feel stimulated with cortisone. When the stimulation is not welcome it may be identified as anxiety. It is not likely to last long. ...Read more

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Do cortisone shots help fibromatosis?

Steroid fibromatosis: Cortisone shots are generally used to treat fibromatosis. ...Read more

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Do cortisone shots work for ankles ?

It would be : Good to know diagnosis you plan on using them for. In some instances, they are helpful. You do not want to ovutilize them and you do want to be cautious around tendons. ...Read more

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How bad do ankle cortisone shots hurt?

Not too much at all: If done right and not hitting the cartilage or bone, it is basically a quick needle stick...Some docs even spray you with a cold-spray (ethyl chloride) to reduce the sting of the needle stick...I would not fret too much over it..It is a quick procedure....Matters of seconds. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can cortisone shots make eyebrows grow?

Cortisone shot: Corticosteroids injected into small patches of hair loss (alopecia) may stimulate hair growth. The eyebrows, scalp, etc. May respond to a series of tiny injections. See your dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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What type of doctors give cortisone shots?

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

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Are cortisone shots ever done in the lower back? Please help

Common procedure: However, these injections are still very controversial. Check with a board certified back pain specialist. And even these guys may be overusing it. Do not expect miracles from these "shots". ...Read more

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Are the side effects the same for cortisone shots and pills?

It depends: If the injectable cortisone is the type used to inject joints, it has little risk. If you mean im cortisone injections, it has comparable risks to the pills. ...Read more