Enthesitis and my Podiatrist visit
Yesterday I went to the podiatrist for the second time to treat my foot and achilles tendon pain. I tried a local doctor and he was excellent. I have Ankylosing Spondylitis so i see my fair share of physicians, and there has been a wide range of competency and caring. This guy was a winner. He took the time to explain things, provide options and I felt like he genuinely cared about my treatment.
Anyway, he said that I had plantar fasciitis and enthesitis. He provided 5 different treatment options: cortisone shot, foot splint, foot cast, physical therapy and stretching. I went with the cortisone shot and night splint. I have had many cortisone shots with my AS and let me tell you…this shot was interesting! It wasn’t as painful as some of the joint shots, but the doctor really had to slam it in to go through the padding in my foot. It is sore today, but I will update on it’s impact of my Enthesitis and Plantar Fasciitis.
Regarding the enthesisits of the Achilles Tendon… i asked for a cortisone shot there also, but he stated that he would never do that because of the risk of rupturing the achilles tendon–so if any of you see a doctor who is willing to do that, I might think twice.