Many patients find great success with the utilization of cortisone injections for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. The idea behind utilizing a cortisone injection or steroid injection for plantar fasciitis is to calm down the inflammatory cycle from the plantar fasciitis. Many patients experience extensive inflammation associated with their plantar fasciitis and are looking for a quick return to activities. This is where cortisone injection can come into play and help calm down the inflammatory component of fasciitis rapidly.
At the Washington Heel Pain Center we have taken years to develop the best steroid injection for plantar fasciitis. Our protocol for injecting the plantar fascia includes utilization of an ultrasound to get exact placement of the steroid. We then utilize a mixture of a short-term and long-term acting cortisone to get the best result. Prior to injection we apply an electrical nerve stimulator to the patient’s foot in order to decrease pain. A lot of patients relate how comfortable the injection was, almost creating a pain-free injection. If you have plantar fasciitis and would like a steroid injection, even if you’ve have had one before, you will see our technique creates the best possible results. Give us a call at 425-880-9552 or make an appointment online today.