If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, you know how painful and irritating simple daily activities can be. From the first steps out of bed in the morning, the discomfort is difficult to ignore. You have likely tried a variety of non-surgical treatments in an attempt to gain some relief. Stretching, orthotic inserts and physical therapy are sometimes enough to address the painful symptoms of plantar fasciitis. However, some people benefit from a nonsurgical technique called a cortisone injection.
What is a cortisone injection?
Cortisone injections are shots given to a specific area of the body in attempt to reduce inflammation and pain. While results vary from one person to the next, most people enjoy a decrease in pain for several months. The relief is not immediate but will gradually start to take effect within a week after being administered.
Plantar fasciitis impacts the simplest of daily activities. Standing, walking and running are painful almost constantly. Once the effects of the cortisone shot are felt, patients usually report that these activities are much more tolerable.
Plantar fasciitis is not something you should learn to live with. Take it from an actual patient that suffered for an entire year before taking action to finding relief with treatment from a cortisone injection.
“I had been dealing with the pain of plantar fasciitis for a year before I made an appointment to see Dr. Nadaud. I was hoping for pain relief so I could start enjoying running again, and walk without pain. After speaking with both him and his Physician’s Assistant, we decided on a plan of action tailored specifically to me. I am happy to say, that I am pain free now, and enjoying running again for the first time in a year! Not only am I feeling better, but my experience with Agility Orthopaedics was superb. Everyone I interacted with was friendly, professional, and, of course, very knowledgeable! I would highly recommend Dr. Nadaud and his staff anytime!”
If you are tired of suffering with pain in your feet or foot, consider talking to your foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon about a cortisone injection as an option.