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Still flushed in face after four days from cortisone shot in shoulder. How long might this last?

Still flushed in face after four days from cortisone shot in shoulder. How long might this last?

See answer: Faciak flushing is a common side effect of steroids. This reaction is more common in women and is seen into up to 40% percent of patients. This can begin within a few hours of the injection and generally lasts only for a few days and on occasion longer depending how long the steroid remains in your system. No specific treatment is warranted. ...Read more

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Dr. Advised getting cortisone shot for shoulder. Have heard these shots can be contaminated& linked to meningitis, mrsa. Risks? Safety? Other issues?

Dr. Advised getting cortisone shot for shoulder. Have heard these shots can be contaminated& linked to meningitis, mrsa. Risks? Safety? Other issues?

I believe that: Problem has been solved! They have located the lab that manufactured the steroid, ; I think closed them down. Your physician knows what company is producing good vaccine - check with him. I have been injected shoulders ; knees ; hips all winter with no problems! ...Read more

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I have a pain my shoulder. The emg revealed it was referred pain from neck. Would a cortisone shot on shoulder help relieve the pain?

I have a pain my shoulder. The emg revealed it was referred pain from neck. Would a cortisone shot on shoulder help relieve the pain?

No.: If the EMG revealed the a nerve in the neck was the source of the pain the cortisone injection should be done at that nerve root in the neck. ...Read more

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What are the after effects of a cortisone shot in my shoulder?

What are the after effects of a cortisone shot in my shoulder?

Slows healing: Cortisone injections in the shoulder decrease the inflammation or arthritis or bursitis and tendinitis. This is good for pain relief and allowing for exercises. The side effects are occasional infections and increase tendon injury, because pain protects. ...Read more

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Will a cortisone shot 4 frozen shoulder make more space in the capsule so the shoulder will have more room 2 move?

Will a cortisone shot 4 frozen shoulder make more space in the capsule so the shoulder will have more room 2 move?

Reduce inflammation: A steroid shot reduces inflammation, so if the joint is inflammed and tender, it will become less tender and more movement may be possible. Physical therapy is often more helpful too. ...Read more

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Could it happen such that a cortisone shot in the shoulder make your neck hurt?

Could it happen such that a cortisone shot in the shoulder make your neck hurt?

Unlikely: They are probably unrelated. Why don't you speak with the doctor who gave you the injection? ...Read more

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Can you have burning pain after having a cortisone shot in the shoulder? I had a shot Monday and it is now Thursday and still having burning pain.

Yes: Paradoxically patients can have a flare following an injection of a cortisone like compound. I am sorry but I do not have a good explanation for this and if it happens once likely to occur again in my experience. ...Read more

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I had cortisone shot in frozen shoulder. Can it cause hot flashes and sleeplessness. How long before this goes away.

I had cortisone shot in frozen shoulder. Can it cause hot flashes and sleeplessness. How long before this goes away.

Not likely: The hot flashes could be related to your hormonal state. Sleeplessness may be constellation of depression and poor
sleep hygiene. See your doctor for further management. ...Read more

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For bursitis under the shoulder blade do I need to a cortisone shot in my shoulder blade or could I get the shot in my butt cheek?

For bursitis under the shoulder blade do I need to a cortisone shot in my shoulder blade or could I get the shot in my butt cheek?

In the space under..: ....Scapula, into the bursa. The steroid is then concentrated in the bursa ; has the best effect without systemic steroids, which u would get with an im injection. ...Read more

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Had cortisone shot injected into shoulder joint which wasn't sterilized. Pain & stiffness now & wondering if infected? How would I know? I'm scared : (

Had cortisone shot injected into shoulder joint which wasn't sterilized. Pain & stiffness now & wondering if infected? How would I know? I'm scared : (

Few symptoms: Pain and stiffness could be simply a manifestation of the underlying problem for which the shoulder was injected. The symptoms could also be a reaction to the shot. Joint infections do occur but are rare. The symptoms of infection are joint swelling, warmth, redness, and increased pain. If anything feels worse than before the shot, call the doctor who injected your shoulder. ...Read more

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Cortisone shot in left shoulder it made my whole left side numb &tingling & swelling from face to toes. Got another shot, counter react it. Am iallergic

It is possible: What are describing is what we call anaphylactic shock.
It possible to happen with this medication and any other medication.
Keep in mind there are few thing included in the shots, novocain, (procaine) the steroid.
So it could happen from either one. ...Read more

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Could a cortisone shot in the left shoulder cause loss of arm use. It's been 5 months and still no change.?

Family practice: A single cortisone injection probably didn't cause increased discomfort and disuse of your arm if done properly. It may have been injected injuring a nerve. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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Cortisone shot yesterday for a shoulder separation and inflammation. Today my shoulder is very sore & hurts to move. Is this normal?

Cortisone shot yesterday for a shoulder separation and inflammation. Today my shoulder is very sore & hurts to move. Is this normal?

Yes: The day after the shot it should hurt and within a another day if the steroid is in the right area it should start to feel better The first day lidocaine is used to numb the area so the next day is when it hurt Keep moving it and if increased pain or redness then see provider ...Read more

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Is it true a cortisone/steroid shot in shoulder can affect my baby lungs? I'm 6 months pregnant and I been looking for information to make sure it's safe during pregnancy, since I don't see my OGYN till the 15th and Ortho appt this week for the shot.

Is it true a cortisone/steroid shot in shoulder can affect my baby lungs? I'm 6 months pregnant and I been looking for information to make sure it's safe during pregnancy, since I don't see my OGYN till the 15th and Ortho appt this week for the shot.

Steroid shots: Steroid injections like Dexamethasone and Betamethasone are given to pregnant women at risk of preterm delivery to help the babies lung mature faster. It is beneficial to give steroids in these circumstances. Cortisone is a different steroid and is not used for this purpose. If your doctor thinks that it is an appropriate use for your shoulder then it can be given. ...Read more

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Is there a length of time I should wait in between cortisone shots in my shoulder?

Definitely: Should wait at least two weeks between injections, and no more than 3-4 injections in the same shoulder per year. More than that could risk joint damage, or mean the diagnosis or treatment option is incorrect. ...Read more

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What is it like getting cortisone shots for chronic shoulder pain?

What is it like getting cortisone shots for chronic shoulder pain?

Be Careful: Chronic shoulder pain isn't really a diagnosis based on an anatomic cause so I would suggest you see a shoulder specialist first to see if there is a treatable or reversible cause for your pain. Too many cortisone injections may be detrimental so proceed cautiously. ...Read more

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I have had two cortisone shots in my left shoulder within the last 2 months and they are not giving me any relief. What is next for tendonitis?

Second Opinion: Tendonitis is a generic term and not a reliable diagnosis. Consider a second opinion with a shoulder specialist to first and foremost establish a clear diagnosis before moving ahead with treatment. Learn more here:http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulderpain/2012/shoulder-specialist/surgeryspecialist/. ...Read more

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The cortisone shots are for my shoulder. Ultimately im trying to avoid pain pills, after two mri's and being told my rotator cuff is torn! Alternativ?

The cortisone shots are for my shoulder. Ultimately im trying to avoid pain pills, after two mri's and being told my rotator cuff is torn! Alternativ?

Conservative care: Pt should be initiated progressing to an independent home exercise program performed daily. It is not uncommon to find small tears in the rotator cuff, which may not require surgery. Other alternatives include applying compounding topical medications to the affected site for pain control. Acupuncture is another option effective for musculo-skeletal pain. Lastly surgery is the last option. ...Read more

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I've done cortisone shots for both shoulders after 2 wks pain is back. What are my options to get pain free?

See Ortho: Pretty much rest initially after injury, physical therapy, and sometimes orthopedic surgery is recommended depending on your exam and test results. ...Read more

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How effective are cortisone shots in inflammed shoulders due to arthritis?

How effective are cortisone shots in inflammed shoulders due to arthritis?

Results vary: I do have some patients who have gotten excellent relief from the cortisone shot. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens after a cortisone shot is injected into the shoulder?

Calms inflammation.: Nobody uses cortisone anymore unless you are a horse. Everyone knows what it is though so we usually call steroid injections "cortisone". This is essentially equivalent to putting Ibuprofen right at the source of the inflammation. The inflammatory response is a chain reaction in our body. Steroid works a bit higher on the sequence of reactions and stops the inflammatory response. ...Read more

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My shoulder hurts and my rotator cuff. I've had a cortisone shot and now it hurts again. What can I do to help it. For relief. What helps?

See ortho: Need to have a good diagnosis. Probably need MRI scan for further info. Pt and exercise and antiinflammatories might help. ...Read more

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