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Injection for fasciitis. A doctor injects a corticosteroid drug into the sole of a patient's foot to relieve the symptoms of plantar fasciitis. Fasciitis is the inflammation of fascia - fibrous connective tissue that surrounds muscle. Plantar fasciitis affects the sole of the foot and is usually caused by strain or injury to the area. Treatment consists of resting the foot and allowing it to heal. Corticosteroid drugs may be given to reduce inflammation.
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