I got a temporary fix

A present from my granddaughter, because her “Nano” had an injection!

Apparently, people with flat feet are more likely to get arthritis in their foot joints. My arthritic foot was making walking an agony for me for the last few months. It would start to ache when I walked more than 30 minutes.

I saw an orthopedic surgeon few days ago and he advised a steroid injection in my foot.

Last Saturday, I got the injection. It did hurt at that time because my foot didn’t like its space invaded by a large bolus of medicine. It ached that day and into the night. But by next morning, it was way better. And by third day, the pain was almost gone.

My doctor told me that the effects of this steroid injection can last from few weeks to many months. I’m hoping it’s the later and I would need a repetition of this procedure after many months. In case it doesn’t work for long, they have another option, to fuse together the bones which are arthritic. That would reduce some type of movement in my foot but would cure the pain.

Let’s see how it goes.




60 thoughts on “I got a temporary fix

  1. Brave lady. I have a thing about feet, and the thought of an injection in it does not appeal on a grand scale. My Mum had an injection in her heel and she said she’d never known such pain. However, it did work, and she only ever needed the one. Good luck!

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  2. I have had plantar fasciitis for 30 years. The pain levels varied, but never went away. I hope the injection lasts a long time.

    I’ve had three steroid shots in my feet. It was more painful than I anticipated. One lasted for six months. (pure heaven) One did nothing. (not so happy) And one lasted a month.

    I was in pain for years and using a cane. I started seeing an acupuncture doc and got weekly needles in the bottom of my feet. They were not as painful as the steroids, but sure not fun. I no longer need the cane, nor the needles in the bottom of my feet.


    1. Planter fasciitis is very painful. The relief from Physio therapy is also temporary. Acupuncture is a bonafide treatment. I’m glad that is working for you. I think foot pain is up there with very severe pain.

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  3. My dad had taken these injections too, and stopped after months when he started worrying more about the side effects. It’s great that your doctor made you well aware of its effects while prescribing.

    I hope your pain gets relieved soon, and the injection works for a longer period. Take care! ❤

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    1. Thanks a lot Anisha. I don’t think it’s a good idea to inject steroids more than 3 times in one joint. My pain is almost gone and I’m hoping it’s going to stay that way for some time.


  4. I had the same condition. I got steroid shots for it for a while, but that didn’t fix it for long, so eventually I had surgery to actually REMOVE the arthritis from the joint. That was more than 30 years ago and while some of the arthritis came back, most did not and I can still walk. Other parts of me hurt, but at least my feet work! This is, by the way, an often inherited condition. My mother didn’t have it, but two of her sisters did. It often starts when you are in your late twenties and just keeps getting worse. I had a friend who had the same surgery and it worked for him, too.

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    1. I might have to get the surgery, eventually. I think a few people in my moms family have flat feet and one of my aunt could be suffering from this kind of arthritis. I have RH negative arthritis, which might be contributing factor.


  5. Ugh steroid injections hurt, but I agree they can help the pain. (I have not had one in as big of an area as my foot, but only in my thumb joint and let me tell you…OWIE) I am also flat-footed, has there been no mention of arch supports/inserts for you? As you are so young, I hate the thought of you being in arthritic pain so early.

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    1. I am almost 60, so arthritic pain and I aren’t strangers. My doctor told me that they try to correct the problem if caught before 40, but after that it’s not easy to correct it. It was painful the first day but it did it’s magic and not I’m pain free.

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