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Doctor insights on: Cortisone Injection In The Hip

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What's the procedure for a cortisone injection into the hip joint?

What's the procedure for a cortisone injection into the hip joint?

Needle: A needle is placed in the hip joint and steroid is injected. This is often times done under xray (fluoroscopy) or ultrasound. The procedure only takes a few minutes, and is not very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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X ray shows I have OA of L hip and spine. My PCP is going to give me cortisone injection in L hip. Is it appropriate for a PCP to do this procedure?

X ray shows I have OA of L hip and spine. My PCP is going to give me cortisone injection in L hip. Is it appropriate for a PCP to do this procedure?

No: Hip joint injections are best done under ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance. It is best performed by an orthopedist, rheumatologist or interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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Cortisone injection in bursa hip Th e doctor rubbed the spot injected and said it makes the cortisone go in. I'm sure this is wrong?

Cortisone injection in bursa hip Th e doctor rubbed the spot injected and said it makes the cortisone go in. I'm sure this is wrong?

Cortisone inj: Assuming this was done after the injection - he is correct - rubbing or massage will help distribute the medication in the bursa - while its a matter of personal preference to do this - its not wrong and may actually help speed up the healing process and prevent side effects ...Read more

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Can I gain weight if I have cortisone injections for trochanteric hip bursitis last option as in so much pain but don't want to gain any more weight?

Can I gain weight if I have cortisone injections for trochanteric hip bursitis last option as in so much pain but don't want to gain any more weight?

No: The injection you will receive for troch bursitis will have steroids in it more than likely, but the single dose given locally does not normally have much systemic effect at all. If you were diabetic you may note a small spike in your sugars, but it should not cause any longer systemic effects like weight gain. Hope this helps and feel better soon! ...Read more

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How long does it take for the cortisone injection to work for hip bursitis?

How long does it take for the cortisone injection to work for hip bursitis?

Instantiously!: They missed the spot or have wrong idea as to how to treat you. Bursitis is about alignment of the hip and leg or arm/hand/elbow/shoulder. The best therapy is myofascial tissue release therapy is on a spectrum from simple stretching, yoga, massage, chiro adjustments, john f. Barnes unwinding, hands-on manipulations, acupuncture, gunn-ims, dry needling to finally travell trigger point injections. ...Read more

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Can't walk 5 weeks after having cortisone injection into hip iliopoas tendon why?

Can't walk 5 weeks after having cortisone injection into hip iliopoas tendon why?

Very unusual: Injection in that site should not cause that? Must be something else check it out.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I am a truck driver. I am getting a cortisone injection to my left hip for the first time. Is it ok to go to work after the injection? Climbing up and down getting in and out of the cab I would say be an issue do you agree?

I am a truck driver. I am getting a cortisone injection to my left hip for the first time. Is it ok to go to work after the injection? Climbing up and down getting in and out of the cab I would say be an issue do you agree?

Treat the cause?: There should be no problem in continuing your normal activities after a cortisone injection. However, I'm wondering if the act of climbing in and out of your truck is in part the cause for your hip pain? If it is and you don't change anything about the way you're doing that - you might find the cortisone injection doesn't work the way you want it to. ...Read more

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Had cortisone injections in hips/ shoulders. Should I wait before going to dentist or having minor surgery on Bartholin's gland.

Had cortisone injections in hips/ shoulders. Should I wait before going to dentist or having minor surgery on Bartholin's gland.

No need to wait: It should not affect your healing abilities. Double check with the performing providers, though. Good luck. ...Read more

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I got a cortisone injection last sept in my hip due to a bad back. Is it safe to get another one? Its the only thing that has helped.

I got a cortisone injection last sept in my hip due to a bad back. Is it safe to get another one? Its the only thing that has helped.

Yes: In general about 3 corticosteroid injections per year to a joint are safe. If the last injection was in september, it would be safe to repeat it. However, it is unclear what type of injection you are referring to. Was this an si joint injection or a hip injection? Because it is unclear why a "hip" injection would help a bad "back". ...Read more

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Is it safe to get cortisone injections after getting a total hip replacement?

Is it safe to get cortisone injections after getting a total hip replacement?

Yes: Hard to know when the tha was and where the injection is to be done. The general answer is that yes it is safe to have a cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection after already having a total joint surgery. Make sure there is appropriate sterile technique used! ...Read more

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What is the pain like after a cortisone injection?

What is the pain like after a cortisone injection?

Minimal: Occasionally, patients have an hour or two of injection site soreness, due to passage of the needle through muscles. Ice and rest is sufficient to address this 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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Should you get a cortisone injection for tendonitis?

Should you get a cortisone injection for tendonitis?

Sometimes: Tendinopathies are usually treated conservatively. They will respond to relative rest or bracing, medications (anti-inflammatories) and then exercises. Occasionally, they do not get better and then an injection may be helpful. ...Read more

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Will a cortisone injection help fix or relieve a bulging disc?

Will a cortisone injection help fix or relieve a bulging disc?

Bulging Disc: A bulging disc may not be cause of pain. It is just a finding on and MRI and may not mean anything. In fact, in a review of lumbar mri’s in individuals with no back pain, 54% of people less than 60 had at least 1 bulging disc and 74% of those sixty and older had at least one bulging disc (boden et al, 1990). That being said an epidural block offers relief to many patients with back pain. ...Read more

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How long would pain in shoulder last after cortisone injection?

24-48 hours: The pain of the injection or the pain being treated by the injection? It should disappear within 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for lavator ani syndrome? Will a cortisone injection help?

Is there a cure for lavator ani syndrome? Will a cortisone injection help?

Levator Ani Syndrome: Pelvic strengthening/kegel excercises can be very beneficial. Consult with a physical therapist. ...Read more

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Can u have bad side affects from a cortisone injection in your spine? Headaches

Possibly: The injection could have caused a small leak of spinal fluid and can be giving you a spinal headache. You should see your pain mgmt doc asap as a simple blood patch could reverse this easily. ...Read more

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What complications and success rates come from cortisone injection for ganglion cysts?

What complications and success rates come from cortisone injection for ganglion cysts?

Minimal: Ganglion cyts appearing frequently in the hand/wrist area are due to tendon motion in the sheath resulting in fluid collection and cyst formation. Aspiration alone has a high rate of recurrence. When aspiration is followed by cortisone injections into the cyst space the control if not cure is better than 80%. While surgery can yield somewhat better result there are complications. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if the cortisone injection does not help my arthritis in my kneewhat will be the next step?

Knee pain: Cortisone injections in the knee help reduce inflammation and pain. Unfortunately, they do not always work. It's important to let the doctor know about persistent pain, since additional evaluation including x-ray and possibly arthroscopic surgery may be necessary to determine the cause of the pain ...Read more

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Are there any cortisone injection risk factors?

Very few: The risks are small. Rarely this is a brief increase in inflammation which usually resolves quickly with the application of ice. Infection risks are extremely small. ...Read more

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Do you need a referral to get a cortisone injection?

Do you need a referral to get a cortisone injection?

Maybe (not). . .: Most of us docs are based in the states w/o much knowledge of australia's rules & regulations. Over here, injections are typically not available w/o prescription. This includes cortisone. Most family docs can prescribe cortisone injections and have their nurse administer it. Depending upon where injection goes, s/he might refer to pain specialist, orthopedic surgeon, etc. ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can die from a cortisone injection?

Doctors, do you think I can die from a cortisone injection?

Possibly: You possibly could die from a cortisone injection if you are truly allergic to cortisone and given a sufficient dose, but death related to a single cortisone injection for a healthy person with no known allergy to cortisone would be highly unlikely. ...Read more