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Cortisone Injection Elbow Pain
Severe elbow pain in both elbows. I do have cortisone injections don in my hips every 3-5 years for bursitis. Not sure if this is the same?
My mom complaining of SEVER Pain in ALL of her left arm after she injected with Diprofos (cortisone) around her elbow. Pain is normal?? she's crying
Is it normal to feel sleepy after a cortisone injection in the elbow? Or was it just due to the long stressful day I had. And will I feel beter 2morow
I have tennis elbow which I have had 3 cortisone injection now my elbow look a red and purple in colour the last injection was in September last year?
Local reaction: The skin and overlying tissues can be altered by the steroid injection. There is sometimes a thinning of the skin and a loss of the subcutaneous (under the skin) fat that renders the appearance reddish purple. It may improve over time. I would limit injections to no more than three. If the tennis elbow returns, consider surgery. Before that, identify the cause and avoid the activity or wear brace. ...Read more
Is it normal to have bruising after an ulnar nerve elbow ultrasound using a needle and cortisone injection?
Yes: A small amount of bleeding under the skin after injection is not unusual, especially if you have been taking anti-inflammatory medicines, which have some minor blood thinning side effects. ...Read more
Four cortisone injections in two years time. No scans. My hand and fingers getting numb, abnormal pain in elbow. Tennis elbow or pinched nerve? Thank you
Not clear: Pinched nerve in the neck can cause arm and hand pain, numbness, weakness. Tennis elbow typically causes elbow pain and weak hand grip. It is unclear where you were injected. Your doctor should be able to sort out whether this is a neck/nerve problem, or an inflammation of the elbow. ...Read more
Had malaria 25 yrs ago 2 times, and suspected DLE not diagnosed yet. Is a Cortisone Injection for the itching of my BCG scar area in Arm safe for me?
Was in a car accident 6days ago, hit ulnar nerve. Received steroid shot, but thimb, ring, and pinky are still numb with shooting pain in elbow. Help?
Time: Should get better with time, but I would see a hand surgeon for a consultation to get a better idea of the diagnosis and prognosis. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I had a specific injury that caused my tennis elbow. I had multiple cortisone & blood injections & surgery 4 mos. Ago-still have pain-any other tx?
Difficult: First, I would probably recommend a second opinion to confirm that tennis elbow is your actual diagnosis. Many doctors jump straight to injections and surgery prior to emphasizing stretching and therapy. I would definitely do these if they haven't been done. Unfortunately, there is a subset of patients who just don't respond to surgery the way that we would hope. ...Read more
Tennis elbow confirmed after examination. No scans. 4 cortisone injections in two years. Last two made pain worst. Suggested surgery. What should I do?
Surgery should be: The very last thing tried. Make sure your physical medicine doctor has put you on a full course of progressive eccentric exercise. Nitrous oxide patches applied directly over the affected common extensor and changed every 24 hours can be a very helpful adjunct to physical therapy. If this fails (and it works most of the time) consider ultrasound guided needle tenotomy of affected areas. ...Read more
Morning please assist I have a cortisone injections to my shoulder however still feeling pain and have numbness down my elbow and to my fingers.
Had cortisone in AC joint. First one failed, hit bone and tingly shock wave through body. Second attempt successful but 28 hours later whole shoulder, up neck, down to elbow feels same pain as injection?
See your md: I assume you had ac joint injections for ac joint arthrosis or 'weight lifters' clavicle. If u are having the symptoms you are describing I would contact his office and see if you can't be seen fairly soon. Ac joint injections should not cause pain in neck, down arm etc. Any allergies? See your ors. ...Read more
Can cortisone injections to elbow cause avascular necrosis of elbow? I had 4 injections. Last two to elbow joint
Elbow soft tissue atrophy after cortisone injections. What kind of more damage can be made for hand because of this and what is the treatment?
Steroid injections: Too many steroid injections can weaken the tissues and once this occurs, the damage is done. Tendons have been known to rupture after too many cortisone shots. The main treatment is to avoid any future steroid shots or placing of undue stress on the elbow. An orthopedic specialist can advise you further. ...Read more
Golfers elbow: You should be examined and treated by an othopedic specialist to get the best results. ...Read more
Can not tell: Could be number of conditions but if it cured with cortisone and there are no other symptoms it is self limited rash. ...Read more
Yes.: A cortisone injection can be extremely helpful, even curative. It should be administered by an orthopedic elbow specialist, top make sure that it's given in the right location. ...Read more
3 or more: The rule of thumb I follow is no more than 3 injections in a one year period into the same area and at least 1 month between injections. This may be more or less conservative when compared to other docs but it has kept my complication rate very low. Corticosteroids over time can weaken or rupture tendons/ ligaments and cause necrosis in bone. If your not responding, ask about other treatments. ...Read more
Had a cortisone shot for tennis elbow and having severe and increasing pain. Never had this reaction before to the shots. Help.
Go to doctor: Pain after an injection is not normal and could signal an infection. Doesn't have to be but I'd want to know sooner rather than later. Is ther eswelling, redness or warmth over the injection site, bruising? Or other abnormality? Go see your doctor, please. ...Read more
Can I be misguided in treating tennis elbow and now suffering from loose bodies in elbow or osteochondritis? I had 4 cortisone inj in 2 years to elbow
I had a cortisone shot in my elbow for tennis elbow over a week ago an I'm a lot of pain still, what else can be done?
My husband had a cortisone shot for tennis elbow and is in excruciating pain. How can we eliminate it and when will he fell better?
You should contact: The doctor who gave him the shot. Pain from injection should subside in a day or two. Pain from his underlying condition might not improve for some time however. ...Read more
2nd cortisone shot in elbow yesterday. Was wide awake until 430am only to wake up at 8 wide awake. Today lightheaded and I can feel my heartbeat. Normal?
Have excruciating pain in upper left arm. Had tennis elbow with cortisone shots previously, advice?
Upper arm pain: It really depends on the precise location you are referring to. Tennis elbow causes pain just below the elbow joint and is usually injected with cortisone. If you are saying you have pain in your upper arm, this is not likely to be tennis elbow. Depending on the precise location it could be tendonitis, arthritis, impingement, or nerve injury. ...Read more
Apparently I was bitten by something on my elbow, bumps, itching at night when I go to bed for the past two wks. Tried cortisone creams?
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