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Tried everything for plantar fascitis. Has gotten better, but still not gone. I want to get cortisone injection. Benefits? Side effects? Causeitworse?

Tried everything for plantar fascitis. Has gotten better, but still not gone. I want to get cortisone injection. Benefits? Side effects? Causeitworse?

Plantar Fascitis : Has many treatment options and injections are just one way. With injection 1 of 3 things will happen. It will help, won't help at all or help for a short time. Be sure to see podiatrist for all treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Derron Wilson
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Cortisone Injections (Definition)

The word "cortisone" is thrown around a lot to mean a steroid, but there are many different types of steroids, and not all spaghetti is the same. In general, steroid injections are used to reduce inflammation. Inflammation = pain. You reduce the inflammation, you reduce the pain. Some steroids last longer than others, but can produce side effects. Discuss which one is being ...Read more


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How long does the side effects of cortisone injections last? Its been 3 weeks and 2 ER trips and I'm on more meds now then before.

How long does the side effects of cortisone injections last? Its been 3 weeks and 2 ER trips and I'm on more meds now then before.

Cortisone: is most helpful if the cause of pain is due to tissue inflammation. Headaches due to migraine ( I notice you take Relpax) may not necessarily respond to steroids. The same goes for shoulder pain if there is no tissue inflammation. ...Read more

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Was told nasal sprays has less side effects than oral or cortisone injections, but what if I use the nasal sprays for more than 10 yrs?

Was told nasal sprays has less side effects than oral or cortisone injections, but what if I use the nasal sprays for more than 10 yrs?

Bad policy: Make the membranes inflamed and less responsive to effective repair. Not a good idea at all. Find out why you might need this type of help and treat the cause rather than the symptom. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cortisone injections?

What is the definition or description of: cortisone injections?

Cortisone injections: The word "cortisone" is thrown around a lot to mean a steroid, but there are many different types of steroids, and not all spaghetti is the same. In general, steroid injections are used to reduce inflammation. Inflammation = pain. You reduce the inflammation, you reduce the pain. Some steroids last longer than others, but can produce side effects. Discuss which one is being used w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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How effective are cortisone injections for costochondritis?

How effective are cortisone injections for costochondritis?

Anti-inflammatory : I would recommend taking an anti-inflammatory by mouth over a steroid injection. Costochondritis is inflammation of the muscle between the ribs. Underneath that sits the lung. An injection given to deep can puncture the lung and cause breathing problems. I would recommend an anti-inflammatory medication by mouth to treat instead of an injection. ...Read more

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How come cortisone injections cause three days of excruciating pain?

How come cortisone injections cause three days of excruciating pain?

Cortisone: Injection usually feels good immediately due to numbing medicine. Cortisone works progressively and is usually maximally effective in 3-4 days. During the interim from shot to day three may be increased pain especially at site of injection. ...Read more

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Is there a limit to cortisone injections ? Like how many can I get ?

Probably: How much and how often determines the total dose. What the injections are for also determine the benefit versus the risk of suppressing your own production of cortisone. There may be other side effects such as the possibility of developing cataracts, GI problems, osteoporosis, etc. ...Read more

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I've tried PT, home remedies and cortisone injections. Nothing helps. What's next?

I've tried PT, home remedies and cortisone injections. Nothing helps. What's next?

TCM: Traditional Chinese medicine look for signs of disharmony in the whole body, not just the brain, migraine or headache. As their predecessors have done for 5,000 years, they relieve migraines by using acupuncture and Chinese herbs to correct imbalances. Call East-West center near you. ...Read more

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Can cortisone injections fix shoulder pain?

Can cortisone injections fix shoulder pain?

Sometimes: In properly indicated cases, cortisone injections may fix shoulder pain. Its usually helpful for pain from arthritis, and bursitis in the setting of an intact rotator cuff. Its not very helpful for rotator cuff tears, or labral tears. ...Read more