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What to Expect from a Plantar Fascia Injection

Many people experience heel pain at some point in their life, and this discomfort is usually caused by plantar fasciitis. If you suffer from heel pain and you’ve been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis by your podiatrist near Sugar Land, then you may be advised to consider fascia injection treatment.

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia tissue, which runs from your heel to your toes, becomes inflamed or damaged. If medications, splinting, and stretching fail to provide you with relief, then your podiatrist may suggest an injection of steroids into the plantar fascia.

During this procedure, your podiatrist will inject what may include steroids and numbing medication into the plantar fascia where you’re experiencing the most pain. The injection site is first determined and marked. Next, your doctor will use a thin needle to perform the injection. The injection site will then be covered, and your doctor will advise you to resume your foot exercises as soon as you feel comfortable enough to do so.

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