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A 49-year-old male asked:

I will get cortisone for frozen shoulder friday. it will be guided into the joint. will it also help with my impingement/tendinitis/bursitis?

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Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Hard to say...: All of the conditions that you mentioned are distinctly different from one another. A frozen shoulder would not typically be treated with steroid injections. Usually, physical therapy or manipulation under anesthesia (basically, wrenching your frozen shoulder loose while you're sedated) is necessary to treat this. Some impingement caused by bursitis or tendinitis is improved with steroid shots.
Last updated Nov 21, 2015

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