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Cortisone Injections

Posted by Rob S. on 4/12/04 at 23:24 (148798)

How many cortisone injections should have inject in your heel?

When I first started with my heel spr I couldn't walk but when I had a cortison injection I could walk again. I had one then another in six weeks. and then after a year it started to have pain again then I have couple of more injections then it was allright again but it till there with no pain.

And my other foot is starting to have a spr too.

Re: Cortisone Injections

Steve G on 4/13/04 at 00:02 (148799)

Rob - you should not have more than three a year in any given area

Re: Cortisone Injections

Ed Davis, DPM on 4/14/04 at 15:50 (148882)

I would not just be concerned about just the number of cortisone shots but my perception that you are getting such shots in lieu of treatment for the problem.

Re: Cortisone Injections

Cindy B. on 4/22/04 at 09:34 (149345)

Hello, I received 5 injections in a 6 week period from a podiatrist that I went to for the purpose of removing plantar warts. He noted the heel spur on the x-ray but at that time there really was very little pain - I had lived with it comfortably for years.

Now I am under the treatment of a second podiatrist. Since the injections, I have had extreme and sometimes debilitating pain in my heel. No results from physical therapy, NSAIDS, ice, etc. I am now in a cast.

I think the first doc was extremely negligent and incompetent. What do you think? I have no ruled out malpratice investigation.