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A 22-year-old male asked:

Will a cortisone injection help heal a tfcc degenerative tear? it's been healing since i've gotten the wrist widget with hyluronic acid & supplements

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
May not: Cortisone decreases inflammation but can also inhibit healing. If you are already healing, let things take their time. If needed, prolotherapy can be considered.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
It may not make it: Heal but can reduce the irritation that is present and is getting in the way of the healing process and potentially reduce symptoms. If oneis improving then an injection may not be needed. Supplements have not been shown to be beneficial. Splnts may help if they are the right ones. Often we use thte workd heal to mean feel better but the two things may not be concurrent.
Last updated Sep 24, 2020

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