6 Comments

  1. Jasmine

    These are all good tips for anyone who has foot pain! And it’s very important too! And I agree that we shouldn’t put on any uncomfortable shoes to leave any pain for us later on. Thank you for sharing!

    • Hi Jasmine,

      Thanks for your feedback. Yes, I think that one of the biggest mistakes that people who suffer from Plantar Fasciitis make is not paying attention to proper foot ware. Runners, for example, should get rid of the shoes after 300 miles. Keeping them until their cushioning thins out is a very bad idea.

  2. Charlie Keating, III

    After having watched a family member take cortisone shots in their shoulder regularly and in numerous areas of their back once for a car accident injury, I am not a fan. I appreciate you taking the time to help others make better informed decisions then I feel my family member had when they were being given the injections. It is not a cure, and it can make it worse, as I have seen. I think what we all need is better options or at least other options before we have to make a choice as to use one thing versus the other. It was good to point out the individual’s statement regarding their doctors. It really does depend on which doctor you ask, some are quick to just give whatever and some, like my doctor, will try many alternatives before taking a more drastic route. Thank you for such an insightful article.

    • Hi Charlie,

      I realize that some people may feel that they need cortisone to deal with the pain of back or foot injury. However, I think it should be be the last resort. Cortisone more times than not masks the real root of the pain. Often after a brief relief, the pain comes back. I am glad that you have a doctor who will try many alternatives before suggesting cortisone. I think it’s important that people make better informed decisions when it comes to using cortisone for pain management.

  3. Devine

    IOh! This is just a perfect and timely post for my wife and teenage daughter. I have been warning them on the type of shoes they use, but my warnings seem to be falling to a deaf ear.
    I am surely sharing this with them to learn that shoes we choose should always be the comfortable type.

    • Hi Devine,

      As I said in the post, buying new shoes is a lot better than having someone stick a needle in your foot. Cortisone injections for the most part just mask foot problems, without doing anything to really solve the issue. So, go ahead and show this post to your wife and daughter. Perhaps this time your warnings won’t fall on deaf ears.

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