I hope you have a better outcome with the cortizone shot than I did. THe shot itself was not painful to me and brought complete relief for exactly one week. During this time, I rested and kept my foot elevated , but I did drive and walk as needed. Then, about 7-10 days later, the pain started coming back, and within 2 weeks of the shot, the pain was as bad as ever. Since then, I have been told that I should have iced it, especially the day of and after the shot, and stayed off it more than I did.