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a cortisone shot i was given three weeks ago caused additional swelling in my knee. ice, rest, anti inflammatory, and pt is not helping. what can i?

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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cortisone shots: Should help if they actually got into the knee joint, at the worst they should make no difference. It is possible that the injection did not get into the knee joint and your pain worsened. Studies have shown that the best place to put an injection is on the upper outer aspect of your knee next to the kneecap. If it still hurts i would get it reevaluated.
Answered on Mar 2, 2013
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