i have dd in both hands and had one operated on in october 2012. i await treatment on the other hand soon hopefully a less invasive type.
yesterday i had steroid (cortisone) injections in both feet for ledderhose disease. i have read on this forum and elsewhere about pain following this procedure. for me there has been no pain and i have taken no pain killers. the injection was given 24 hours ago under general anaesthetic and local anaesthetic. this morning i cycled to the gym and worked out for an hour cycling and on a cross trainer so using my feet. this weekend i'm going mountaineering in the lake district such is my confidence.
the point i'm trying to make is is that steroid (cortisone) injections are not painful afterwards for everyone and also i have a low pain threshold. i went to the the hospital with quite a lot of trepidation which wasn't warranted. maybe i was lucky or maybe the people who have suffered pain are unlucky - either way pain post injection is not guaranteed.
I just read your post and was very encouraged. I enjoy hiking and biking but I am apprehensive to do too much in case I worsen the condition. Have your doctors said anything about excessive exercise? Does it help or hinder?