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Re: Cortizone Injections: Good or bad?

Posted by Beej on 11/24/98
Amy, My (new to me) orthopedic surgeon says he never gives cortisone injections in the heel because it can destroy the heel pad and cause worse problems than it is trying to correct--he said he had plantar faciitis for three years before he found the cure in strengthening the foot through exercise. I did have a cortisone shot in my left heel given by the podiatrist I saw before changing to an orthopedist. It did nothing for me. I am trying to strengthen my feet through exercise now but so far no improvement (he did say it could take up to six months given how weak my feet are). Hope this helps. Best, Barbara 17:20:04

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