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Dr. Tamara Lyday
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Steroid Joint Injection (Overview)

Steroid or cortisone injections of the knee, shoulder and other joints can help to alleviate pain and inflammation from arthritis.


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Explain kenalog (triamcinolone) facet joint injections?

Explain kenalog (triamcinolone) facet joint injections?

Why?: Although i used to give them, studies by deyo, et al, and others more recently, have shown little benefit over a systemic steroid injection. The injection is delivered to the facet joint, the true synovial joints of the spine. Afcet joints problems are likely if you have pain with backward extension of your spine. ...Read more

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Dr. Tamara Lyday
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Steroid Joint Injection (Overview)

Steroid or cortisone injections of the knee, shoulder and other joints can help to alleviate pain and inflammation from arthritis.


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I had a steroid guided SI joint injection at Noon today. The numbing medicine has wore off. It's becoming painful. What can I do?

I had a steroid guided SI joint injection at Noon today. The numbing medicine has wore off. It's becoming painful. What can I do?

Ice or heat: It is usual for the pain to come after the anesthesia wears off You can ice it or moist heat and usually it is gone the next day Sometimes a pain pill can help but start with advil (ibuprofen) and local treatment first. If it increases then call your provider ...Read more

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Is a cortisone injections the same as epidural steroid injection?

Is a cortisone injections the  same as epidural steroid injection?

Well: Technically no difference, they are probably the same. However, if the cortisone injection is not done under an x-ray machine (fluoroscopic c-arm) then it could be that the cortisone injection may be just that an injection into the muscle like a trigger point injection. Speak with your doctor to get clarity about what you will be getting. ...Read more

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Can steroid injections in sacroiliac joints treat sacroiliitis?

SI joint: Hi, it depends what is causing the sacroiliitis, there are many different causes for SI joint inflammation like trauma, infection, arthritis, inflammatory diseases like ankylosing spondylitis. The treatment plan for all these are different. Steroid injection can work for simple osteoarhtritis of the SI joint. ...Read more

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Are cortisone injections for joint inflammation ok?

Are cortisone injections for joint inflammation ok?

Have value: Used on a limited basis have value at alleviating pain reducing inflammation, particularly for inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid, gout, etc). Should be used with caution if at all in younger pt with no evidence of cartilage breakdown or inflammatory arthritis. In this situation underlying cause of pain must be identified/addressed as apposed to repeated injections. ...Read more

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Does an epidural steroid injection treat excessive inflammation?

Does an epidural steroid injection treat excessive inflammation?

Improves Pain: and decreases Inflammation around the nerve roots with hopes of Increased return to activity level as your body is healing from the herniated disk. ...Read more

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What is the difference between epidural cortisone injections and epidural steroid injection?

What is the difference between epidural cortisone injections and epidural steroid injection?

Cortisone is steroid: Cortisoneis a steroid but not one that we use often (if ever) for injection in the epidural space. ...Read more

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Which physician performs epidural steroid injections?

Which physician performs epidural steroid injections?

Several: Usually done by anesthesiologists and physiatrists both of whom practice chronic pain management. ...Read more

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Is a steroid injection effective for trochanteric bursitis?

Is a steroid injection effective for trochanteric bursitis?

See: Orthopedic surgeon first. If you need an injection they do help, most of the time. ...Read more

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Will epidural steroid injection help a sciata nurve?

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Will epidural steroid injection help a sciata nurve?

Yes: An epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive procedure that delivers steroids via a needle directly into the epidural space to help reduce inflammation. It is effective for sciatic pain. ...Read more

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Will taking cortisone shots relieve degenerative arthritis pain in joints?

Will taking cortisone shots relieve degenerative arthritis pain in joints?

Possibly: Joint injections with corticosteroids can be very beneficial in arthritic joints . You can see what your specialist recommends and how long they last for you. One has to be careful in limiting steroid use to limit complications. ...Read more

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Are steroid injections safe for knee tendons?

Are steroid injections safe for knee tendons?

For tendonitis: Yes. If you receive occasional steroid injections for tendonitis or arthitis related to the knee, they are safe. If someone is discussing injecting steroids directly into the tendon, do not do this as it can lead to tendon rupture. However, injection into the intra-articular/joint space is very safe. With a history of reconstruction, make sure the person doing the injection is experienced. ...Read more

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Is prolotherapy better than cortisone injection for chronic wrist arthritis?

Is prolotherapy better than cortisone injection for chronic wrist arthritis?

Prolotherapy/options: Hard to be sure but try and see. I might consider PIT injections in subcutaneous areas with PRP into the joint. Fee in the $1,000 ranges. ...Read more

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What does epidural cortisone shot involve?

What does epidural cortisone shot involve?

Epidural steroids: This entails injecting a potent anti-inflammatory medication into the outermost part of the spinal canal - the area outside the dura. Your provider can give you all the risks, benefits, and alternatives, but a needle is placed into the back so that the pain relieving medication can be delivered in the immediate area of the pain. ...Read more

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Can cortisone injection cause shingles?

Can cortisone injection cause shingles?

No: Why ask? Do you have shingles? If so, do you have serious underlying disease? Have you been treated? Any transplants, radiation, or chemotherapy? Your age? Details of any symptoms or skin lesions? ...Read more

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What are epidural steroid injection complications?

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What are epidural steroid injection complications?

ESI complication: The potential risks associated with epidural steroid injection include spinal headache from a dural puncture, bleeding, infection, allergic reaction, and nerve damage / paralysis. Corticosteroid side effects may cause weight gain, water retention, hot flashes, mood swings or insomnia, and elevated blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. ...Read more

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After epidurals, will facet joint injections still work?

After epidurals, will facet joint injections still work?

Facet Joint Pain: Radiofrequency procedures work well if a previous facet injection or medial branch block was performed with greater than 75-80% relief that was obtained. This is used to determine pain from facet joints. As with anything there are failures, but quite low if the block worked well. Risks are the same as with any spine procedure, no different. Rare that you would be worse off afterwards. ...Read more

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Is an epidural steroid injection helpful for spinal stenosis pain?

Is an epidural steroid injection helpful for spinal stenosis pain?

Yes: Very helpful. Speak with your doctor regarding your options for treatment. ...Read more

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How much steroid is used in an epidural steroid injection?

Variations: There are variations amount practices, but 40 mg of Methylprednisolone for a single injection is fairly standard. ...Read more

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Is corticosteriod injection for severe sciatic pain helpful?

Is corticosteriod injection for severe sciatic pain helpful?

Depends: If severe sciatic pain is properly diagnosed and it is due to nerve root compression and truly radiates down the leg, epidurals can be part of the treatment plan. Along with the injections, neuropathic agents and physical therapy are an important part of the treatment. ...Read more

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