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Cortisone Injections

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience in Podiatry
Cortisone injections: The word "cortisone" is thrown around a lot to mean a steroid, but there are many different types of steroids, and not all spaghetti is the same. In g ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
TCM: Traditional Chinese medicine look for signs of disharmony in the whole body, not just the brain, migraine or headache. As their predecessors have done ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
19 years experience in Sports Medicine
Anti-inflammatory : I would recommend taking an anti-inflammatory by mouth over a steroid injection. Costochondritis is inflammation of the muscle between the ribs. Und ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Cortisone: Injection usually feels good immediately due to numbing medicine. Cortisone works progressively and is usually maximally effective in 3-4 days. During ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Why?: Although i used to give them, studies by deyo, et al, and others more recently, have shown little benefit over a systemic steroid injection. The inje ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
For what?: Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections are effective for a number of disorders. Which one did you have in mind?
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
NO: Cortisone injections may be given for many reasons; tendinitis/bursitis, arthritis of joints, rotator cuff tears, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc. Esi, al ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata treatment in alopecia areata, the hair usually grows back by itself, but very slowly. Sometimes the new hair is temporarily gray or ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
50 years experience in Psychiatry
No: The only painful or uncomfortable sensation is the push of the steroid into your arm.
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A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Might: Steroid will decrease the inflammation in the area of injection and if this is your problem causing the sciatica then will be very helpful.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Steroid fibromatosis: Cortisone shots are generally used to treat fibromatosis.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
17 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Many docs do it: Epidural steroid injections are performed by physicians of multiple specialties. These can include anesthesiologists specializing in pain management, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Popowitz
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Cortisone is a steroid.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
None: Cortisone is a corticosteriod, but is no commonly used in esi treatment.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience in Sports Medicine
Sometimes: In properly indicated cases, cortisone injections may fix shoulder pain. Its usually helpful for pain from arthritis, and bursitis in the setting of ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
No: Why ask? Do you have shingles? If so, do you have serious underlying disease? Have you been treated? Any transplants, radiation, or chemotherapy? Your ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: They will help with the inflammation but don't forget about: • rest. • ice to the affected area. • take an over-the-counter pain reliever.. • w ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Both: Both may help. 1 is an injection. This can rarely cause infection. You might want to try Prednisone if you are able and get an image and see physiothe ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
For tendonitis: Yes. If you receive occasional steroid injections for tendonitis or arthitis related to the knee, they are safe. If someone is discussing injecting st ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience in Plastic Surgery
First line treatment: Kenalog (triamcinolone) is an injectable steroid that is in a Depo-Provera form. It, and other injectable steroids, are used to reduce the inflamation ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melanie Mintzer
40 years experience in Family Medicine
Epidural injections: Epidural injections of cortisone are used to treat severe inflammation of the nerve roots around a vertebra, not an easy place to access. The experie ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Benglis
16 years experience in Neurosurgery
Epidural steroid : Infection, nerve injury, scar formation, failure to work, CSF leak etc etc, all of these are low however. I send my patients to guys and gals i trust ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially: This is very possible. Sometimes physical therapy focused on stretching and flexibility is enough. Sometimes this along with a steroid injection can a ... Read More
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