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how long does it take for a cortisone shot to take affect in the ankle

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Up to 36 hrs or so, : As usually a local anaesthetic , Marcaine is used with the cortisone. This causes numbness/weird sensation in the part where it is injected. So give ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Needles usually : Are not painless. Having said that they aren't to bad. Personally, i'm not a big fan of steroids and feel there are better things to inject.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Truly depends on the problem. Steroids are a strong anti-inflamatory; however if the underlying problem isn't taken care of it can recur. Lidocaine ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mihalich
20 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes: Yes, but they should be limited.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Draining fluids: from a joint for therapeutic reasons is not a common place practice. Any time you access a joint with a needle, there is potential for introducing inf ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajeev Sehgal
24 years experience Podiatry
Options: Tendinitis can take time to calm down. Soft tissue conditions respond well to rest and anti inflammatory medications. Sometimes immobilization in a bo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
16 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Ankle injury: Steroid injections are co train fixated on this setting. Podiatrists love to do this but there is copious Orthopaedic literature contraindicating this ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
May be or not: You need to see your physician ot have an evaluation to see if there is any nerve damage. This may be an expected result. Ask your physician to chec ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew John
22 years experience Podiatry
Return of ganglion: Often ganglion cysts can be aspirated and return. Ganglions are leakage of joint or tendon fluid that the body walls off (therefore your cyst). Even w ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Timko
20 years experience Podiatry
Very common problem.: I give cortisone shots on a daily basis for plantar fascitiis. However, i always tell my patients that the first 1-2 days they will have more pain th ... Read More
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