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I've got Morton's Neuroma in my foot and I've just got a date through for a cortisone injection but it's 6 days before I'm running a marathon. Will I be okay to run by then?
I had a cortisone injection in my knee for itbfs, I have to say its been amazing - I ran the next day no problem but the effect of the cortisone took 2 weeks to kick in and that's when I could run pain free.
Is your foot causing you pain and are you hoping the injection will take the pain away To enable you to run the marathon?
cortisone for MN, I was advised not to run after the injection for 2 days and then it would be at full effect - I did this for the 1st injection and the numbing effect lasted for 2 months.
The 2nd injection I ignored the advise and ran the day after and the numbing effect only lasted 2 weeks.
So in my experience if you leave 2 days after the jab then you;ll be fine for the marathon...good luck!
Katy, I'm able to run through the pain sometimes (albeit very slowly, slower even than usual) but it's a very on-and-off pain. I will be able to finish the marathon without the injection but it won't be pretty.
Betty, thanks for the advice - I'll definitely leave it two days then! Although the specialist did give me the impression that it would just be one injection ever and that would sort it...
Good luck for the marathon - the cortisone will def help!