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How do foot related sports injuries affect other illnesses?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Most other illnesses are likely to be unaffected by your foot related sports injury, but it's possible that your treatments may influence them. Corticosteroids, for example, are sometimes used to treat foot related sports injuries, but they can also make you more prone to infections. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are often used to reduce pain and swelling, but they can cause stomach pain and other issues.

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