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A 23-year-old female asked:

My ankle always hurts-inflammation. would a cortisone injection help?

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Podiatrist: Hi, please see a podiatrist for evaluation, in some conditions cortisone injection could help with the pain.The Podiatrist can help you come up with a plan to treat ur ankle pain.
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Cant say w/out exam: BUT, cortisone shots help best when there is an acute inflammation that didn't go away but should have. 1) inflammation 2) from something that is more than what you will do daily after the shot worked (otherwise the pain comes right back immediately). 3) in the joint and not the muscle. 4) staying without dwindling for a week at least.

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