Cortisone Injections

Cortisone Injections

Painful conditions like plantar fasciitis can make day-to-day activities a challenge. Addressing these and similar issues is difficult on your own. If you’re struggling with persistent heel pain and swelling, we can help. Our doctors offer cortisone injections to treat plantar fasciitis and other conditions. Get in touch to learn more about these treatments and get the relief you need today.


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What Are Cortisone injections?

Cortisone injections are a steroid medication that includes corticosteroids and a local anesthetic. When injected into a painful joint or another area, they provide pain relief that lasts for several months. Patients who have repeated cortisone shots may notice that the period of pain relief becomes shorter and shorter over time. This is not necessarily because you have built up a tolerance to the medication but because the joint is degrading and may require additional treatment.

How Do Cortisone injections Work?

Cortisone shots work similarly to flu shots you may receive at the doctor’s office or your local pharmacy. These shots require thin needles and are generally injected into the most painful areas of your body. When these steroids get to work, they provide pain relief that lasts for several weeks or months in some cases.

When Are These Injections Needed?

These medications can be an effective option for dealing with pain. The benefit of cortisone shots is that they can offer relief for long periods of time in some cases. This allows you to live comfortably while exploring additional treatment options. Common conditions that can be addressed with cortisone shots include:

Cortisone injections in Providence, Rhode Island

If you’re struggling with plantar fasciitis or another similar condition, our cortisone injections can help. These injections offer long-term pain relief to help you get your life back on track. Learn more by filling out and submitting the form below or by calling us at (401) 453-2000 for an appointment.

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Give your feet and legs the care they deserve here at LePoer Podiatry. We offer several surgical and non-surgical care options, including advanced laser treatments, to give you the best care in Providence. Schedule now by filling out the form below or giving us a call at (401) 453-2000.