Plantar Fasciitis Treatments – Cortisone Injections (Corticosteroid Injections)

Last Updated: Jun 18, 2024

Cortisone injections are a common treatment for plantar fasciitis. The injected cortisone helps to reduce inflammation and pain in the affected area. In most cases, a single injection is all that is needed to provide relief.

Cortisone injections are usually given by a doctor or other healthcare provider in an outpatient setting. The injection itself is quick and relatively painless.

Afterward, you may experience some soreness and swelling at the injection site. This is normal and should resolve within a few days.

If you have plantar fasciitis, talk to your doctor about whether cortisone injections are right for you.

What’s your experience with Cortisone Injections (Corticosteroid Injections)?

Join the discussion below and tell us about your experience.

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Jodie Guthrie
Jodie Guthrie
1 year ago

I had plantar fasciitis for over a year and tried everything before finally resorting to a cortisone injection. It was a last ditch effort, but it worked! The pain was gone within a week

Sally M. Cook
Sally M. Cook
1 year ago

I was really nervous about getting a cortisone injection, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought. And it definitely helped with the pain.

Adam Lizotte
Adam Lizotte
1 year ago

Cortisone injections are no joke. I’ve had two and they both hurt like hell. But they’re worth it if they can get rid of the pain.
– Adam

Thuy Block
Thuy Block
1 year ago

I was skeptical at first, but after my first injection, I could tell that it was starting to work. Now, I’m pain-free!

Ryan Mosley
Ryan Mosley
1 year ago

It’s been a few weeks since my injection and I’m finally starting to feel normal again. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is struggling with plantar fasciitis.

Lucien W.
Lucien W.
1 year ago

I was really hesitant to try this, but after months of pain, I decided to go for it. So glad I did! The pain was gone within days.

Shirly A. Vanfleet
Shirly A. Vanfleet
1 year ago

I wish I had known about cortisone injections sooner! It has made such a difference in my life.

Reginald
Reginald
1 year ago

I was worried that the pain would come back after the injection, but it hasn’t. I am so grateful for this treatment!

Daniel Bennett
Daniel Bennett
1 year ago

This was my last resort before surgery and I’m so glad I tried it. The pain was gone within a week and I haven’t had any issues since.

Jessica Tarver
Jessica Tarver
Reply to  Daniel Bennett
1 year ago

I never thought something like this could help, but it did! The pain was gone within days.

Linda W.
Linda W.
1 year ago

I would highly recommend cortisone injections to anyone struggling with plantar fasciitis. It has been a miracle for me!

Sharon Casey
Sharon Casey
1 year ago

I had my first cortisone injection for plantar fasciitis about a month ago and it has made a huge difference! The pain was really bad before, but now it’s manageable and I can actually walk without limping. I would definitely recommend this treatment to anyone else who is struggling with this condition.

Eric K.
Eric K.
Reply to  Sharon Casey
1 year ago

I would recommend this to anyone who is struggling with plantar fasciitis. It has made such a difference in my life.

Other Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

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Cortisone Injections (Corticosteroid Injections)

Cortisone injections are a common treatment for plantar fasciitis, a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the heel and arch of the foot.

Custom Orthotics

Wearing custom orthotics in your shoes can help distribute your weight evenly and take pressure off of the plantar fascia.

Stretching Exercises

Stretching the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia can help relieve pain and improve flexibility.

Night Splints

Wearing a night splint keeps your foot in a flexed position overnight, which can stretch out the plantar fascia and ease pain.

Massage

Massaging the affected area can help loosen the plantar fascia and improve blood flow.

Surgery

In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to release the plantar fascia or remove a spur on the heel bone.

Ice

Applying ice to the affected area can help reduce swelling and pain.

Anti-Inflammatory Medication

Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication can help reduce pain and swelling.