4 doctors weighed in:

I have plantar fasciitis and ice, stretch, brace, orthotic. Can cortisone shot cause further damage? Pain is gone so you could overdo it and not know?

4 doctors weighed in

In brief: Why treat further?

If the pain is gone, there is no need for further treatment.
.. except for preventative - which the orthotics will give you.

In brief: Why treat further?

If the pain is gone, there is no need for further treatment.
.. except for preventative - which the orthotics will give you.
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Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry

In brief: Cortisone very helpf

Cortisone does not cause 'damage' to the plantar fascia whereas chronic inflammation, can.
Cortisone will reduce the swelling and help you return to normal activities. Based upon how long it lasts, should dictate what you and your podiatrist do next. Stop living in pain.

In brief: Cortisone very helpf

Cortisone does not cause 'damage' to the plantar fascia whereas chronic inflammation, can.
Cortisone will reduce the swelling and help you return to normal activities. Based upon how long it lasts, should dictate what you and your podiatrist do next. Stop living in pain.
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Dr. Andrew Cohen
Podiatry

In brief: Heel injections

Yes an injection with steroid could mask symptoms and you could over do it.
Best to rest after an injection and use an orthotic to prevent further strain.

In brief: Heel injections

Yes an injection with steroid could mask symptoms and you could over do it.
Best to rest after an injection and use an orthotic to prevent further strain.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: See podiatrist

Or orthopedic surgeon.
Not sure why the use of steroids was suggested here and it may be needed based on findings of exam or imaging studies. Good luck and walk pain free.

In brief: See podiatrist

Or orthopedic surgeon.
Not sure why the use of steroids was suggested here and it may be needed based on findings of exam or imaging studies. Good luck and walk pain free.
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