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how long should it take for cortisone

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
Cortisone: The answer to this is multifaceted -- often a cortisone injection into a joint will take some effect in 24-48 hours, however, responses to cortisone v ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Soon: Tochanteric injection are immefiatelly effective peak at a week. There is no role for intrarticular injection of the hip joint they have been shown to ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
72 hours: I advise most patients that it takes about 72 hours for a cortisone shot to "kick in, " to have the desired effect and begin to reduce the pain or dis ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Around 24 hours: Depends also on other medicines you are on, your general condition, and type of cortisone preparation used
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal David
Dr. Tal David answered
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cortisone injection : Depends on the diagnosis. Cortisone will usually have an effect within 4-7 days.
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Dr. Ali Elkhalil
21 years experience Podiatry
Bad : shoulder injection is always painful for 1 to 2 weeks. Next time get it gluteal area
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
1-2 days: Usually, if a cortisone shot is going to work it usually takes about 1-2 days. If it did not work in your case you may want to contact your doctor to ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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Instantiously!: They missed the spot or have wrong idea as to how to treat you. Bursitis is about alignment of the hip and leg or arm/hand/elbow/shoulder. The best th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
NOT LONG: 24-48 HOURS IF IT WORKS AT ALL.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Few weeks: Typically this resolves after 2 to 3 weeks with treatment. It can recur depending on the cause.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Weeks: With a cortisone injection it helps to use warm/ hot compresses also. The redness should resolve with in days, the chalazion bump may take longer to r ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Few weeks: Typically, it takes a few weeks for steroid injections to melt a chalazion away, but that is for small to medium sized chalazia. It typically does not ... Read More

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