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Enthesitis | Plantar Fasciitis and my trip to the Podiatrist

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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.

Enthesitis Blog | what exactly is Enthesitis?

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What is Enthesitis?

Enthesitis is an inflammation of entheses, the site where ligaments or tendons insert into the bones. It is also known as enthesopathy, or anypathologic ailment relating to the entheses. The enthesitis is any point of connection of skeletal muscle tissues to the bone fragments, where continual stress or inflamed autoimmune disease can result in inflammation or sometimes fibrosis and calcification. The most severe enthesitis which is associated with inflammatory autoimmune ailment is at the rear foot, specially the calf muscles. It is normally only agonizing when the associated muscle is stimulated.
Enthesitis is a distinctive feature in various forms of spondylitis or spondyloarthritis. Enthesitis is neither widely present nor a dominant feature of all types of joint diseases, for example rheumatoid arthritis (generally synovitis).
Enthesitis often makes the affected region of the soft tissues to become ropey (known as fibrosis) or solid (known as ossification or calcification). It can be quite distressing; the pain occurs mostly when an individual make use of his/her muscles and try to use bones. Read the full article here. | Cortisone – Common types

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Common Types of Corticosteroids

Corticosteroid is a common name for the collection of hormones which have a Cortisone-like process. They’re man-made steroids that simulate the process of cortisone. Cortisone is developed naturally in the human body and is required in regulating soreness, thus coping with injuries. Thus corticosteroids aren’t the same as other anabolic steroids. Corticosteroids are have an anti-inflammatory function and are widely-used in the medication of many illnesses such as asthma, eczema, allergic reactions, arthritis, colitis as well as kidney diseases.
Corticosteroid drugs – including cortisone, prednisone and hydrocortisone – have amazing potential in the remedy of a number of conditions, from breakouts to lupus to asthma attack. But corticosteroids also have a risk of negative effects. Using the services of your medical professional, you can do something to reduce these side effects in order that the benefits of remedy outweigh the hazards.

Corticosteroids are prescribed under many names including, but not limited to: orasone, prednisone, medrol, decadron, hydrocortisone, prednicin-m, dexamethasone, kennacort, fludrocortisone

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