What are the pros and cons of cortisone shots???
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Posted by Eric on June 25, 1998 at 15:02:42:
I have had PF for almost 10 years. After trying all the conservative treatments, I had EPF surgery in January of this year. I can't believe the hell I've been through since then. I'm still in an incredible amount of pain and every time I go back to the surgeon, he just puts me on a different anti-infammatory. I can't seem to get him to tell me what is causing so much pain. The entire heel is still very tender and at the site of the surgery it feels like I'm stepping on a sharp stone with every step I take. UNBEARABLE!!! At my recent visit this week, The surgeon wanted to give me a cortisone shot and after questioning him on the success of it, he told me that the shot may make it better or make it a lot worse. Needless to say that after what I've been through i opted not to go ahead with it. He also said that there was a risk of infection with the shot and if that happened, I would have to have surgery again. NO WAY!!!!!
After all this rambling, I would just like to kmow if anyone else has had anything like this after surgery and also if anyone can tell me of their experience with cortisone shots?
Thanks a million!
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