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Doctor insights on: Cortisone Injection Risks

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Are there any cortisone injection risk factors?

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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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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Should i abstain fromtaking oral anti inflammatorys after having a cortisone injection?

Depends on your need: The goal of the cortisone injection is to decrease your symptoms to the point where you don't need to take anti- inflammatories. That being said, a short course, if you need them is okay. Ask your doctor which one you should take, at what dose, and for how long. ...Read more

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Had a cortisone injection 2 months ago with intolerance how long can the cortisone stay in my body?

Had a cortisone injection 2 months ago with intolerance how long can the cortisone stay in my body?

Long gone: While some steroids last longer in your blood stream than others, all steroids froom oral Prednisone to injectable triamcinolone would be long gone from your body, even after one week. You could not possibly be having issues after two months! ...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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I have continous pain after cortisone injection in ankle?

I have continous pain after cortisone injection in ankle?

That: Pain is coming from ligament, from bursa, or there is arthritis on the joint, or issues of pronation or supination. ...Read more

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How long does relief from cortisone injection last before I need another in my wrist?

How long does relief from cortisone injection last before I need another in my wrist?

Varies: It depends on the injury or problem. Sometimes a shot will be a one-time fix. Other times it might only last a short while. I generally don't advocate for repeated steroid shots anyway. For joint issues, I recommend you look up Prolotherapy or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Splints, braces, physical therapy, or supplements such as turmeric, glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin, etc, may also help joints. ...Read more

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I found a study that shows a single cortisone injection caused a transient slow down in growth. Does that mean one injection could stunt growth?

I  found a study that shows a single cortisone injection caused a transient slow down in growth. Does that mean one injection could stunt growth?

Got Parental Permiss: Just so you know we only can answer questions for those above the age of EMANCIPATION....This means that your parents or guardian may open an account in their own name and ask a question on your behalf...then, we can "talk to turkey." ...Read more