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Injection therapy for plantar fasciitis

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Injection therapy for plantar fasciitis

December 23, 2011

Plantar fasciitis is a common, painful condition of the foot. It is caused by inflammation of the arch where it inserts into the heel. Sometimes a heel spur forms at this site. Initial treatment includes stretches and icing (see my Facebook post and article reference of 3/22/11, and like us if you find our Page helpful). However, many times stretches and icing are not effective and, as performed on a patient today in the office, injection of a local anesthetic/cortisone mixture is necessary to cool off the inflammation and decrease the pain…Richard R Samuel, MD Family Practice and Urgent Care Hayden, ID USA

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