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Can you get a cortisone shot in the ankle?

Can you get a cortisone shot in the ankle?

Yes: If you know what is causing the pain, you can inject the ankle with cortisone. You should not inject it if you have a fracture. Cortisone is only a short term solution and you should not receive more than 3 injections a year. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a cortisone shot in the ankle?

Does it hurt to get a cortisone shot in the ankle?

Needles usually : Are not painless. Having said that they aren't to bad. Personally, i'm not a big fan of steroids and feel there are better things to inject. ...Read more

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Cortisone shot vs surgery for ankle?

Cortisone shot vs surgery for ankle?

Depends: Truly depends on the problem. Steroids are a strong anti-inflamatory; however if the underlying problem isn't taken care of it can recur. Lidocaine injections can be used to confirm the problem is in a specific location or within the joint. ...Read more

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1/4/16Ankle tendonitis. Still suffering slight swelling at ankle and ache. Recheck on 2/17. What can be done? Cortisone shot?What about the swelling?

Options: Tendinitis can take time to calm down. Soft tissue conditions respond well to rest and anti inflammatory medications. Sometimes immobilization in a boot is indicated. A cortisone injection is an option, but should be done cautiously. ...Read more

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I have had a partial tear in my ankle ligament for a year. Would the cortisone shot help in recovery? Should I be working a desk duty job while I jure

I have had a partial tear in my ankle ligament for a year. Would the cortisone shot help in recovery? Should I be working a desk duty job while I jure

Ankle injury: Steroid injections are co train fixated on this setting. Podiatrists love to do this but there is copious Orthopaedic literature contraindicating this. If this is painful, causing instability or dysfunction then I would try a course of immobilization. Ultimately it may require a repair, reconstruction or simple debridement. ...Read more

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Can you have inflammation from ankle tendonitis drained if doesn't go down? Had cortisone shot 4 days ago. Xray no break. Rice 4wk. Want swelling gone

Can you have inflammation from ankle tendonitis drained if doesn't go down? Had cortisone shot 4 days ago. Xray no break. Rice 4wk. Want swelling gone

Draining fluids: from a joint for therapeutic reasons is not a common place practice. Any time you access a joint with a needle, there is potential for introducing infecting agents into the joint, which is a very serious condition. If the joint has reasons for inflammation, then draining it will only create more space for it to fill back up with the same stuff, unless you successfully treat the underlying disease ...Read more

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I received a cortisone shot 4 days ago in my nervE sprained my ankle and he said tarsal tunnel is it normal to have my foot up to my knee to be cold?

I received a cortisone shot  4 days ago in my nervE sprained my ankle and he said tarsal tunnel is it normal to have my foot up to my knee to be cold?

Can you specify: Where you received the cortisone shot?.....was that given by the ankle? In the region of the tarsal tunnel? The coldness you are feeling up to your knee may possibly be neuropathy caused by a radiculopathy. I would suggest an Emg/NCV study to rule out a "double crush syndrome" it's possible you have both a tarsal tunnel and a radiculopathy. I don't think your coldness is related to shot. ...Read more

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Aspiration/cortisone shot 5 days ago for effusion or ganglion in ankle joint. Now have a lump near injection site, and ankle aches. What could this be?

Aspiration/cortisone shot 5 days ago for effusion or ganglion in ankle joint. Now have a lump near injection site, and ankle aches. What could this be?

Return of ganglion: Often ganglion cysts can be aspirated and return. Ganglions are leakage of joint or tendon fluid that the body walls off (therefore your cyst). Even with aspiration, there is a chance that the cyst can fill up again. Also you can still have post injection pain to the site but we should also watch for redness which can in rare cases be a post-injection infection ...Read more

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Can you get a cortisone shot if you are being treated for bladder infection?

Can you get a cortisone shot if you are being treated for bladder infection?

Bladder infection: Cortisone may be helpful but there is better treatment for bladder infection. Please discuss this with your primary doctor. Let me know how things go. ...Read more

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If you have a bladder infection and on antibiotic,can you get a cortisone shot in your knee.Would it make infection worse-cortisone?

If you have a bladder infection and on antibiotic,can you get a cortisone shot in your knee.Would it make infection worse-cortisone?

UTI & cortisone shot: Unlikely that intraarticular cortisone will make a bladder infection worse - I am assuming you were on treatment for the infection prior to the cortisone shot. Bladder infections generally respond quickly with the right antibiotic. Just to be sure I would ask for a urine culture several days after completing the antibiotic to make sure the infection is cleared. good luck ...Read more