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.. Do cortizon shots dissolve heal spurs. Other than the cortizon shots that are painful what else can a person get .

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Dr. Donald Alves
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In brief: Not really

Cortizone (hydrocortisone) is a steroid, and it helps reduce inflammation, so it may help reduce the pain and inflammation in an area, but it does not make problems disappear--they can flare up again if triggered.
Many say shoe (/orthotic) inserts are better approach than direct surgical attack, but some procedures are successful. You should seek evaluation by a podiatrist or orthopedist who specializes in spur tx.

In brief: Not really

Cortizone (hydrocortisone) is a steroid, and it helps reduce inflammation, so it may help reduce the pain and inflammation in an area, but it does not make problems disappear--they can flare up again if triggered.
Many say shoe (/orthotic) inserts are better approach than direct surgical attack, but some procedures are successful. You should seek evaluation by a podiatrist or orthopedist who specializes in spur tx.
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