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Why do cortisone shots work for some and not for others?

Posted by Amy on 3/06/01 at 14:16 (040615)

Just curious. Why do cortisone shots work for some and not for others? I've had 2 on my heel before EPF surgery and one in my ankle. None of them helped. My doctor even told me it would feel numb right away, but it never did.

Re: Why do cortisone shots work for some and not for others?

Dr. Zuckerman on 3/06/01 at 19:28 (040649)

I believe that it removes the acute excessive swelling to allow the healing phase to move forward.

Re: Why do cortisone shots work for some and not for others?

Dr. Zuckerman on 3/06/01 at 19:28 (040649)

I believe that it removes the acute excessive swelling to allow the healing phase to move forward.