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is a steroid shot the same as a cortisone shot

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Diabetes and steroid: Hi. First of all, if you're diabetic and have albuminuria, you need to aggressively control your diabetes and blood pressure. And any glucocorticoid ( ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Start with: Home treatment is shoe inserts as needed ,NSAIDS such as ibuprofen and rolling the foot across frozen water bottle several times a day.If that does no ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Mallia
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Biomechanics: Often times when this condition recurs after resolution the cause is bio-mechanical. An analysis of your gait (the way you walk) and elimination of ot ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Steroid shots: Steroid injections like Dexamethasone and Betamethasone are given to pregnant women at risk of preterm delivery to help the babies lung mature faster. ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Failed Treatment: After two steroid injections it is time to tell his physician that the treatment is not working. There is little here we can offer than to say it is t ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Eric Chiang
10 years experience Rheumatology
I assume you are : Asking why the cortisone injection made your back worse. Most times the injection helps the first few hours with pain relief due to local anesthetic a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Informing : Your doc about your persistent symptoms is appropriate. He or she will be able to decide if an imaging study followed by a referral might be appropria ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on location: Steroid injections in the hand and feet seem to be the most painful. Injections in the knees and shoulders are painful, but to a much lesser degree. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
No!: Strep need antibiotics not steroids which will lower your bodies ability to fight the infection
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
No: Can give a lighteneing of the skin or dimple but not stretch marks. Long term steroid use may increase risk of steroid shots.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
It can: As it can cause your blood sugars to rise and this can cause you to urinate more frequently. It's more likely to happen on those who are diabetes and ... Read More
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