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Whats the difference between hyaluronic acid and cortisone shots

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Frequency: Supartz is a series of 5 injections. Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) one is a single injection. The theory of treatment is the same.
Dr. Richard Perlman
Orthopedic Surgery 59 years experience
Number of injections: The primary difference is that supartz is given over a course of 3-5 injections (usually 5) and synvisc-one is a single injection. They both deliver a... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: And call the doctor and let them know it is worse.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Common procedure: However, these injections are still very controversial. Check with a board certified back pain specialist. And even these guys may be overusing it. Do... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: Local cortisone shots really have little risk. If you are diabetic, they can raise blood sugar to a modest degree. There can occasionally be some pain... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
The following: complications could occur but are not common site infection, swelling, pain. Repeated injections may lead atrophy and bone demineralization
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Marlin
Neurosurgery 50 years experience
Yes / see below: Yes, the local with the steroids probably wore off. The steroids take longer to work.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Surgery: If conservative care fails then surgery is the next step.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes it can get better on its own or with a splint. If that is not helping than often a cortisone shot can be very helpful.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 17 years experience
Improve symptoms: You may have your symptoms improve/resolve, which may avoid the need for spinal surgery.