Re: Bursa_cortizone injection_serious complications?

If the Achilles tendon area has been injected, this area should be immobilizated for at least 2 weeks. Cortisone weakens the tendon it is injected into. Personally, I do not inject this area with cortisone.

The steroid reaction is noted most frequently with an insoluable steroid such as Depo Medrol. It is a less common reaction with soluable steroids such as dexamethasone.

You probably need to limit any motion in the area and use crutches for assistance.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on March 23, 2005 at 21:51:27:

In Reply to: Bursa_cortizone injection_serious complications? posted by barb on March 23, 2005 at 19:57:04:

The HealWell Night splint is designed to comfortably position the foot in a controlled amount of dorsiflexion to provide a gentle stretch to the plantar fascia and Achilles Tendon. This gentle stretch helps reduce the muscle contracture, inflammation and associated pain. It has also been clinically proven to reduce symptoms of plantar fasciitis.

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