Cortizone injectionsPosted by Nancy W. on 3/04/04 at 10:30 (146001)
Are cortizone injections detrimental to the muscles or bones? I have had 4 injections and now the physical therapist is using cortizone patches.
Re: Cortizone injectionsSteveG on 3/04/04 at 19:38 (146047)
Nancy - you are not suppose to have more than 3 shots a year. I would not have any more. They must not be having much effect, or you would not have had so many. I think that patches don't cause atrophy and other problems like the shots, but perhaps one of the docs could correct me if I am wrong. Read the heel pain book on this site to ensure you are taking advantage off all of your treatment options - night splints, orthodics, stretching, etc. After reading the book, if you have any questions, let us know
Re: Cortizone injectionsJulie on 3/05/04 at 00:20 (146056)
Steroid injections can weaken any tissue into which they are injected. Having too many can cause the plantar fascia to rupture. Please be careful.