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Headache After Cortisone Injection In Shoulder
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
90 yr old mom. Cortisone injection in knee today. Now. Pulse is 94 and headache. She never has headaches. ER or wait til morning. .
Headaches. . .: New onset headache in someone who never has headaches is an alarm bell for us regardless of age, so best to get evaluated sooner than later. Unfortunately, I'm answering your question about 9hrs after you posted, so I hope that she's better whether you took her to ER or waited. I would recommend an emergent evaluation especially given recent history of contaminated steroids a few yrs ago. ...Read more
Should I go to the er? I am having on and off sharp chest pains and sweating a lot with a terrible headache after having a epidural cortisone injection
Call your dr: Call the doctor who did injection, he will direct you what to do. If not available, go to er. ...Read more
Will hanging out washing after 3 weeks after cortisone injection in shoulder make burtitis come back or worse?
Bursitis: You should be okay. Just don't overdue it. If you start feeling pain, stop hanging. ...Read more
A doctor gave me one cortisone injection in shoulder to help treat muscle injury. Could this stunt growth? (Doc said he would not give more injections
No: Isolated steroid injections are not associated with growth delay or growth retardation. ...Read more
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
Cortisone: Most injections of cortisone begin working within 24 to 48 hours, but can take as long as a week. If you don't notice relief within a week...Then it probably won't work. ...Read more
Had cortisone injection 8weeks ago 4 shoulder bursitis but still have pain and mobility issues what shud I do to sort it out going weekly to p/t?
What is the approx. Percentage likelihood in your practice experience that a cortisone injection will significantly reduce shoulder impingement pain?
80-90 %: In my experience if you have a definite diagnosis of impingement syndrome (made by history, physical exam and confirmed by a good mri)your chances of improvement after a lidocaine/marcaine/steroid injection that is in your subacromial space (best done by ors) is 80-90%. In fact, if someone w/'impingement'does not get better after injection than the diagnosis may be incorrect or misplaced injection. ...Read more
In your practice experience how effective is a guided cortisone injection for frozen shoulder if caught early, say two months into the freezing stage?
Had cortisone injection 8 days ago in my shoulder. Have huge bruise and it hurts worse than before the injection, is this unusual?
Need more info: Are you on blood thinners or high doses of anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen or aspirin? A huge bruise would be unusual under ordinary circumstances. Was there trauma to the shoulder? Increased pain this late may be the signs of infection. Should be feeling better. Have you had any fever or unusual symptoms, -extreme tiredness or flu-like symptoms. You need to see whoever injected you asap. ...Read more
Hey doc I was given a cortisone injection for my shoulder impingment but it did not work still have pain. Does this help your diagnosis?
Sure: Frequently we will use injections as a diagnostic tool. If a sub acromial injection fails to relieve pain, you need to look at other locations as the source including the ball and socket joint or the ac joint. ...Read more
I had cortisone injection 2 weeks ago for frozen shoulder and impingement. Now, I can't abduct my shoulder past 30 degrees. It's stuck with pain. Why?
Many shoulder impingement sypmtoms are due to dys-synchronization of the shoulder muscles. See a pt or physical medicine doc to get more guidance. This rehabilitation is very slow but well worth the effort.
Cortisone injections work well for certain type of bursitis involving the shoulder but work best in combination with therapy as above. ...Read more
Can a cortisone injection in my shoulder be the cause of a lot of pain and swelling in my forearm and wrist?
Not typically: Unless you are having a reaction to the injection. Probably unrelated. ...Read more
Where is a cortisone injection given in the shoulder? I had one in the back of the shoulder but am having burning pain.
Subacromial bursa: The subacromial bursa or area below the topmost shoulder bone (acromion) and above the rotator cuff (supraspinatus) is the most common area to inject about the shoulder- usually to treat a painful shoulder with some form of impingement, bursitis, or a partial thickness rotator cuff tear or cuff strain. The acromioclavicular joint (where collar bone meets up to shoulder) is also common to inject ...Read more
The doctor said he will give my father a cortisone injection in his shoulder coz it always hurts does this have side effects my father is 57 and fat?
May be related to: Tension or a reaction to the cortisone. PLease contact your treating physician. ...Read more
Maybe: The injection was not positioned correctly or that the issue is beyond response to cortisone. ...Read more
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
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
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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