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Podiatrist wants to give me shots for painful heel spurs. Anti inflammatory didn't help. I've  heard shots  aren't effective for long. Is it worth it?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Many options

Treatment options for the management of heel pain includes conservative and surgical management.
Conservative management options include use of orthotic devices, change in shoe wear, medications such as oral no-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), steroid injections, padding, splinting and strapping.

In brief: Many options

Treatment options for the management of heel pain includes conservative and surgical management.
Conservative management options include use of orthotic devices, change in shoe wear, medications such as oral no-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), steroid injections, padding, splinting and strapping.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Howard Feinberg
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Works well

Shots are painful but usually work well.
The options are anti-inflammatory medications, orthotics, injections, surgery. It sounds like an injection is your best option for now.

In brief: Works well

Shots are painful but usually work well.
The options are anti-inflammatory medications, orthotics, injections, surgery. It sounds like an injection is your best option for now.
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Dr. Howard Feinberg
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