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The sharp pain persists in the ball of my foot

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Dr. Olgeta Xhufka

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Posted on Tue, 18 Dec 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: The sharp pain persists in the ball of my foot when I walk Lasting three weeks now. Have seen a podiatrist. Have been icing, resting, and wearing larger shoes. Still no relief. Should I get an injection?
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Corticosteroid injection needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

You are doing right treatment at home with rest, ice, wide orthopaedic shoes and advil
With this treatment the symptoms should have cleared up in these three weeks.
I suggest you to do corticosteroid injections because you waited for long with no relief.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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