A 32-year-old male asked:
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how long does it take for a cortisone injection to work in the back and knee?

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Dr. Marius Frasie
26 years experience Internal Medicine
NOT LONG: 24-48 HOURS IF IT WORKS AT ALL.
Answered on Sep 22, 2014
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