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Heartburn After 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 ...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
When is it safe for return to workouts after kenalog (triamcinolone) steroid bilat knee injections for severe oa.
Yes: Allergy injections to anything can cause headaches if the dose is too strong. You may also get larger local reactions at the site of the injections. Tell your allergist and they can reduce the dose of the injections from the present dose but still make progress by increasing the dose slowly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Facet Joint Pain: Radiofrequency procedures work well if a previous facet injection or medial branch block was performed with greater than 75-80% relief that was obtained. This is used to determine pain from facet joints. As with anything there are failures, but quite low if the block worked well. Risks are the same as with any spine procedure, no different. Rare that you would be worse off afterwards. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal: If it does not resolve in a week, call your doctor to see what options you may have regarding this increased pain. Although uncommon, it can happen and usually will go away on its own. ...Read more
Very unusual: Injection in that site should not cause that ? Must be something else check it out. Good luck. ...Read more
Can weekly methotrexate injections cause bad daily nausea & indigestion starting months after tolerating injections well? I'm on 1 mg folic acid/day.
Had depo-medrol steroid injection on19th for allergies.had shoulder surgery 3 weeks ago. Which painkillers are safe to take?Hydrocodone/acetaminophen?
None interact with: injection, which is a small amount of drug in one spot and not everywhere. Frankly, the slight risk is the meloxicam (aspirin like drugs potentially increasing the bleeding risk of the injection). then there are separate issues about the safety of narcotics/tylenol/etc cannot say in your particular case, but generally, safe. ...Read more
How long should I wait before having surgery for iliopsoas snapping? I've tried pt, nsaids and cortisone shots(12 of them).
Tends to improve: Hard to answer that question but in my experience snapping hip syndrome tends to improve w/ time. Occassionally 'snapping hip' is misdiagnosed or in conjunction w/ another hip abnormality( labral tear).If u can tolerate the discomfort w/ nsaids i would wait on having the surgery as it causes no long term problems and generally improves as u get older... Plus surgery is not 100% or benign. ...Read more
Injection site pain: Depends on how it looks but there is a fair amount of the hormone injected into the muscle (enough for 12 weeks worth of contraception). If there is no redness you could wait and see and get checked out by your nurse/doctor/sexual health clinic during the day. Needs urgent attention if redness fevers or worsening severity of pain as will need to have the site examined and checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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