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I've never heard of getting a cortisone shot in...

Posted by VioletD on 3/27/00 at 00:00 (017897)

the hip for pain in the heel! I wonder how that works, but you say it did. Did your second shot last longer than the first? I only had one, and because the pain relief only lasted a number of days, I didn't bother to get another. Of course, my primary care dr. did it. I hate that factor of HMOs, that you need referrals to go to other doctors. Maybe if a podiatrist or orthopedic specialist had done it, it would have lasted longer.

Re: I've never heard of getting a cortisone shot in...

Stephanie S. on 3/28/00 at 00:00 (017909)

Yeap!! True story...I didn't want another shot in the heel...
dreaded it. He said there was another option...a steriod shot
in the hip. I went for it...he said it would take a little while
to make it's way down there but would do the same for the infla-
mation.And honestly...it worked better for me. Took a few hrs. to
'kick in' but pain is not near as bad as before (if you minus me
overdoing it yesterday). I don't know if it would have made a
difference 'who' actually did the cort.shot in the heel. It seems
to be a temp.fix for many. Don't know. Keep working on that referral.
I'm still doing the same. Good Luck!! Steph

Re: I've never heard of getting a cortisone shot in...

Stephanie S. on 3/28/00 at 00:00 (017909)

Yeap!! True story...I didn't want another shot in the heel...
dreaded it. He said there was another option...a steriod shot
in the hip. I went for it...he said it would take a little while
to make it's way down there but would do the same for the infla-
mation.And honestly...it worked better for me. Took a few hrs. to
'kick in' but pain is not near as bad as before (if you minus me
overdoing it yesterday). I don't know if it would have made a
difference 'who' actually did the cort.shot in the heel. It seems
to be a temp.fix for many. Don't know. Keep working on that referral.
I'm still doing the same. Good Luck!! Steph