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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Plantar Fasciitis and Cortisone Shots: Email Correspondance
Dr Blake's comment:
Thank you so very much for your comment to the post on cortisone shots. After a cortisone shot, you must wait 2 weeks to see what the overall effect is. I always consider that I may have to do up to 3 shots minimum of 2 weeks apart in an effort to bring the pain level down to 0-2. Remember with each shot you can not do anything that hurt before the shot for 2 weeks. Then, at 2 weeks you gradually start adding what hurt before the shot and see where you stand. This is how you decide on the 2nd and possibly 3rd shot. Continue to ice 2 times daily because it really helps the shot (s). I have many patients in your boat to have to wear the boot completely for 3 months, with another 6 weeks of gradually weaning out of the boot. So, now that you put yourself in the Immobilization/Anti-Inflammatory Phase of Healing make sure you do it right!!! And, I always love MRIs to tell me where I am at, but you need to wait for 2 weeks after a shot to do the MRI. Good luck my friend.