Should You Get Plantar Fasciitis Injections?
Posted on Sep 21, 2016
When you’re dealing with Plantar Fasciitis, treatment is the first thing on your mind. There’s a number of different options out there that range in price and effectiveness. Many people think injections may be the right solution for them to treat their pain, but its may not be the best method. Here are a few things to consider before you treat your plantar fasciitis with injections.

How Plantar Fasciitis Injections Work

Before receiving injections, most patients meet with their doctor to ensure that they have tried other forms of treatment. Injections are serious procedures that require patients to be sure that a simple method of treatment won’t help them instead. Doctors then check for any skin problem or allergies at the site of injections. The solution is injected where the pain is most prominent. The mixture can be made up of steroids, numbing medicines and other chemicals. After the injection is complete the area is covered.

What Happens after Injections?

A numbing sensation persists for a few hours after injection. After the numbing goes away heel pain will persist for some time. The solution will work to relieve heel pain and results vary among patients. Depending on your condition and body you can expect relief in days, weeks or even months. Most doctors ask that patients remain mostly inactive for several days after the injection. Some doctors even recommend a walking boot to reduce pain and inflammation as healing continues.

The Painful Side Effects

Injections will not cure plantar fasciitis; they only act as relief and can last for three to six months. There are a number of risks associated with the procedure. Patients can see a thinning of the fat pad and bleaching of the skin near the injection site. Damage to the plantar fascia is also a common side effect. Tearing or rupture of the plantar fascia can also occur. Some studies show that some injections can result in deterioration of tendons and cartilage in the foot.

Another Option

The Healing Sole is a unique option to aid your heel pain that’s much more affordable and comfortable than injections. The shoe was created with technology designed to aid in recovery. The flip-flop works to incorporate a variety of treatment methods into one simple structure. Stress is reduced on the plantar fascia during standing and walking. The Healing Sole also features raised arch support, to help reduce the stress on your knees ankles and lower back. The compressible medial heel reduces pressure on the most painful area of the heel. The shoe is designed with comfort in mind and can be the key to recovery. Instead of investing in injections that may or may not ease your pain, try out the Healing Sole. A shoe built for recovery and healing.