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A 24-year-old male asked:

I was diagnosed with tendinitis in my right arm this afternoon and given a cortisone and local anesthetic injection in the area of pain but the pain has gotten worse ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Tendinitis: Have patience and give the corticosteroid medication a chance to work. However you could ask your prescriber to order an effective oral anti-inflammatory medication like indomethacin to provide more immediate relief of your pain if it's severe.

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