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I am debating having the foot injection for my pf...I hear it's painful. I had one shot already which was fine...but another doctor wants me to have another one and let him do it as he is a pain management doc and has an xray machine to allow him to shoot directly into the correct area.....
and can I drive after this???

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I've had many-many shots. Gets easier with everyone, in fact it hurts but you know that it's going to make your feet feel sooooo much better.
Best Regards.
Gus29687 said:
I've had many-many shots. Gets easier with everyone, in fact it hurts but you know that it's going to make your feet feel sooooo much better.
Best Regards.
THAT makes me feel so much better, especially the part about the pain, lol...
and I've had it done once and it did make my feet feel soooo much better...i hate walking'
now...thanks for replying
Mary
I have had two cortisone shots for my foot pain. They DID NOT help at all and were very painful. I was able to drive afterward though. Hope this helps.
was wondering about driving,,,thanks for the input...
I had a shot in my right heel last week for my pf. The injection site was sore for a day or two, but the other pain was gone. Last night the pain came back. I was told you can go every three months for a cortisone shot. How often have you received a shot? Was the relief immediate? I exercise daily, but the dr said I could exercise.

Mary Hocker said:
Gus29687 said:
I've had many-many shots. Gets easier with everyone, in fact it hurts but you know that it's going to make your feet feel sooooo much better.
Best Regards.
It's nice your shot is imagery guided, makes it much safer! Do ice on the same and next days, take it easy for 2 weeks as the shot can weaken the zone, and keep up with your PF stretches even if the pain eases up as the shot adresses the symptoms but not the cause. Good luck!
Ive had over 12 shots in each feet over two years. My left foot took the shots well and the pain went away for about 6 months. But it came back and now does not respond. The right foot never felt better. It hurts but you can drive. Take some motrin about 30 minutes prior to shot and ice as soon as possible. hope this helps
I suffered with PF in my left foot for almost 3 years before I had the guts to get the shot. I look back and have no idea how I did that because the pain was so mind numbing. Anyway, I got the shot and it absolutely hurt like hell. I panicked because for 3 days after the shot, my foot hurt worse (I couldn't believe that was even possible). But on the 4th day, like magic, there was no pain whatsoever. I ran out of my bed, something I was unable to do for years. 4 months later, the pain came back. My doctor was not surprised because of how long I waited to get the first shot. He gave me a second shot and it worked immediately. No shot in the left foot since. Then, the pain started in my right foot. I got shot # 3 and it worked immediately.
The shot hurts - there is no denying that. But it is worth trying. Don't wait. Good luck.
I got 2 shots (the first one did nothing as he didn't hit the right spot) 2nd (different dr) helped but only for a short time and yes it hurts. It was a last resort for me, tried orthotics, physio, stretches, acupuncture, brace etc etc I then tried Shock Wave Therapy about a year ago it was the most effective treatment but VERY expensive (I don't have any coverage) I had it for about 3yrs prior and it got that I could only walk on the tips of my toes, my knees were starting to bother me as well as the other foot. I was just about pain free for almost a year, BUT now it's coming back. I started doing Kettle Ball exercises when I started noticing it again, so I’ve laid off I usually just do spinning but needed to vamp up the exercise as I need to lose 10lbs. I truly think that has some impact although the Dr doesn’t think so because I’m not obese. I personally would not get the shot again.
Put on your big girl pants and get the shot. My doctor does it so fast you barely know it. It is usually so painful that the shot is a relief. I don't let him tape up my foot after the shot. I walk on it afterward and it usually works much faster. The longer you let the pain go, the worse the shot will hurt. Go as soon as it begins hurting.
Lori said:
I don't let him tape up my foot after the shot. I walk on it afterward and it usually works much faster. The longer you let the pain go, the worse the shot will hurt. Go as soon as it begins hurting.

Just a few precisions :

Get your foot taped if it's offered. According to studies, the fascia is fragilized in the 2 weeks following the shot. The taping helps bearing the flare that follows the shot breifly and adds protection for your fascia. Ice plenty if the shot causes a flare and take it easy.

According to all the Mds I've seen, it's true though that the shot should work better in the acute stage (the first months) than in the chronic stage (after several months or beyond a year) as it targets inflammation and there is less of that as you get into the chronic stage.

As a general guideline for other readers, especially recent sufferers, it's widely recommended to try conservative treatment (proper stretching and icing, resting, proper shoes and podiatric inserts) for at least the 6-8 first weeks of acute pain before giving in to a first shot as the shot adresses the symptoms but not the cause and is not always necessary when the cause is properly and quickly corrected.

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