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Is there an alternative to cortisone shot?

Is there an alternative to cortisone shot?

Depends: It really depends on the condition being treated. In general terms, cortisone injections relieve inflammation and pain. Other modalities that can sometimes achieve this are: ice, oral medications such as Ibuprofen or steroids, rest, and splinting. Physical or occupational therapy can also sometimes be helpful for musculoskeletal conditions and there is always surgery too. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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What does epidural cortisone shot involve?

What does epidural cortisone shot involve?

Epidural steroids: This entails injecting a potent anti-inflammatory medication into the outermost part of the spinal canal - the area outside the dura. Your provider can give you all the risks, benefits, and alternatives, but a needle is placed into the back so that the pain relieving medication can be delivered in the immediate area of the pain. ...Read more

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Can you get a cortisone shot in the ankle?

Can you get a cortisone shot in the ankle?

Yes: If you know what is causing the pain, you can inject the ankle with cortisone. You should not inject it if you have a fracture. Cortisone is only a short term solution and you should not receive more than 3 injections a year. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a cortisone shot in the ankle?

Does it hurt to get a cortisone shot in the ankle?

Needles usually : Are not painless. Having said that they aren't to bad. Personally, i'm not a big fan of steroids and feel there are better things to inject. ...Read more

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Will a cortisone shot help radial and cubical syndrome ?

It can: Yes it can. Obviously depends on whats causing the problem. I do these under ultrasound guidance and have noted a higher success rate. ...Read more

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Do you think I should get a cortisone shot are there any side effects?

Depends: Of what area? Single shots in shoulders, knees etc are linited and helpful generally. Large dose, or repetitive long term steroids orally or injection can have issues. ...Read more