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Arthritis And Cortisone Shots
Fractured coccyx giving birth 2 1/2 years ago, Now have arthritis there. Had a few cortisone shots with brief relief, anything else other than surgery?
Lidoderm patch: This is an especially hard area to treat. lidoderm patches or topical medication that contains lidocaine or diclofenac are options. Also Craniosacral therapy after completing core strengthening would be beneficial. Finally an ongoing maintenance program with an appropriate seating cushion ie Sacral Ease and Pilates are worth considering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
I just went to orthopedic surgeon and she said I have aggressive and fast wear and tear arthritis she gave me a cortisone shot what else can be done?
Arthritis: Wear and tear is a description of osteo/degenerative arthritis. What is degenerating is the joint cartilage. The specific etiology and natural history will be somewhat different depending on the joint. Generally one of the important"what else" will be modification in use of the joint. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have arthritis in my foot and ankle. I have tried cortisone shots which provide relief for a week. Is there an alternative which lasts longer?
Depends what kind...: The most common type is osteoarthritis. The most common treatment is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen, etc). Cortisone injections are sometimes helpful for months, but only if there is inflammation. If there is chronic joint damage, the injections may be minimally effective as you have described. Rheumatoid arthritis or others may benefit from special medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ii have severe pain in the leg bone right below the knee cap. Tried cortisone shots that didn't help. What could it be other then arthritis?
Ac joint arthritis pain for 9 months. No relief from nsaids. Temp relief from 3 cortisone shots. Doctor says surgery is next step. Sound right?
Shoe inserts as teen , joint ft. surgery@26 @36 immobilizing pins in between cortisone shots. Carpal tunnel on both, trigger finger, enlarged distal joints on some fingers.Arthritis? What kind?
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Knee pain in both knees, cortisone shot in each didn't help, X-rays showed arthritis, could bursitis be a cause also? Need MRI, right?
Not MRI: The xrays already show the reason for your pain. You have arthritis in your knees. An MRI is not going to add much info that is likely to be of any additional benefit. It's now time to work with your doctor to treat and minimize the effects of your arthritis. It may mean anti-inflammatory meds, weight loss, physical therapy, or many more modalities out there for treatment. You know why..now act! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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