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Cortisone injections

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 42 years experience
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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 20 years experience
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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 48 years experience
Probably: How much and how often determines the total dose. What the injections are for also determine the benefit versus the risk of suppressing your own produ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
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
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
No difference: PO corticosteroids are as effective as IM corticosteroids and are well-tolerated by most patients. The IM should be considered only when the delivery... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Lee
Dr. Stan Leeanswered
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 23 years experience
Fair: There is strong scientific evidence that esi for a pinched nerve from an acute disk herniation can help control symptoms, buy time for recovery, and d... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Big differences: Cortisone injections are performed to decrease joint inflammation. Injections with hyaluronic acid derivatives have a number of known and some unexpl... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
No: That is not a typical reaction to a cortisone injection. Assuming this was no a spinal injection (which is a different topic altogether) i would look... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 30 years experience
It depends: It depends on the type of steroid that was used on you. We do not use cortisone anymore for steroid injection as its effect is generally short (4 hour... Read More

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