You’ve probably come to the realization that a lot more goes into the diagnosis and treatment of plantar fasciosis than you once thought. Blanket, one size fits all recommendations usually don’t work well for this condition. Please find a medical or allied health provider (medical doctor, osteopath, chiropractor, podiatrist, physical therapist, athletic trainer, body worker, etc.) that understands these concepts. Time spent in evaluation saves time in treatment. If you don’t have a medical or allied health provider, we’d be happy to help. We treat difficult cases of plantar fasciosis with our comprehensive, conservative care methods. Please call 708-532-CFIM (2346) and ask for either Dr. Dino or Dr. Marie at The Center for Integrated Medicine for more information.
Now I have PF in my right foot along with achilles tendonitis at the insertion and my doctor is treating me with Graston and ART again. I am sure that there is something wonky in my gait that is causing this (along with other minor injuries that my doc has treated since my first case of PF went away). Not only is it depressing to be in too much pain to run, but the constant pain when just trying to do everyday things like walk through the grocery store can bring a person down, too. However, since I had success with Graston, ART and shockwave before, and because I have caught this bout of PF early, I am confident that I’ll have it beaten quickly.
How long does the Cortisone last?
While each patient is different, cortisone injections usually last around 3 weeks. In most cases, however, the shots can last for up to 3 months. While the cortisone shots are surely an option, you must be your own advocate. This includes frequent visits to the podiatrist to monitor any changes in pain management. You must also notify your physician if the pain returns at mild to excruciating levels. Your foot specialist will continue to work in pinpointing the exact causes of your foot discomfort. This can include stress, along with obesity and especially injuries related to sports or even walking. The ultimate goal in using cortisone shots is to reduce the pain, swelling, and inflammation associated with PF. If after 3 weeks you still see no significant change, your podiatrist will evaluate the situation and recommend further steps to be taken (. orthotic therapy and/or taping )