I am having chronic heel pain from plantar fascities that is making me miserable. I just got a second round of cortizone (sp) shots in both heels that helped for about 1 day. Advil works but is really starting to wreck my stomach. Is there any stronger medication that I can take?
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 38
braces at night, advil, orthodics
Hello from JAGreat question here.There are no medications that are going to cure this condition.And anti-inflammatory are the indicated medicine.You can try a newer NSAID that has less effect on the stomach.These are called cox 2 inhibitors.What stands out in your description is the lack of therapy..physical therapy that is...braces and orthotics are great but might not relieve other stresses on the feet from say a strain in the lower spine, knees, etc.The doctor that can assess this correctly is a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, a type of MD. This will get a full body structural diagnosis and input into what other physical therapies you might needed.In rare cases surgery is needed but I have never had a patient have to do this.
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