Are corticosteroid injections indicated for the treatment of plantar fasciitis in diabetic, pregnant, or pediatric patients?

Updated: Jan 22, 2019
  • Author: Craig C Young, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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In diabetic patients, transient elevation of blood glucose levels may occur after corticosteroid injection. Corticosteroid injection can be performed during pregnancy, although safety for use during pregnancy has not been established. With pediatric patients, obtain informed consent from the parent or legal guardian before proceeding with examination or any injection.


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