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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Cortisone Shots: Avoid Too Close to the Skin

When giving cortisone shots near the skin, it is important to avoid long acting Cortisone which can weaken the skin and soft tissue for up to 9 months. Here a shot into the plantar fascia 2 months prior left some skin breakdown which will  need some time to heal. Protective covering along with daily softening cream should be used until the skin becomes healthy again. 

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