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Doctor insights on: How Bad Do Ankle Cortisone Shots Hurt

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How bad do ankle cortisone shots hurt?

How bad do ankle cortisone shots hurt?

Not too much at all: If done right and not hitting the cartilage or bone, it is basically a quick needle stick...Some docs even spray you with a cold-spray (ethyl chloride) to reduce the sting of the needle stick...I would not fret too much over it..It is a quick procedure....Matters of seconds. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do cortisone shots work for ankles ?

It would be : Good to know diagnosis you plan on using them for. In some instances, they are helpful. You do not want to ovutilize them and you do want to be cautious around tendons. ...Read more

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I have arthritis in my foot and ankle. I have tried cortisone shots which provide relief for a week. Is there an alternative which lasts longer?

I have arthritis in my foot and ankle.  I have tried cortisone shots which provide relief for a week.  Is there an alternative which lasts longer?

Depends what kind...: The most common type is osteoarthritis. The most common treatment is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen, etc). Cortisone injections are sometimes helpful for months, but only if there is inflammation. If there is chronic joint damage, the injections may be minimally effective as you have described. Rheumatoid arthritis or others may benefit from special medications. ...Read more

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Sever oa in both my knees doc won't give anymore cortisone shots too young for surgery in sever pain keeping active but hurts what else can be done?

Sever oa in both my knees doc won't give anymore cortisone shots too young for surgery in sever pain keeping active but hurts what else can be done?

See details: First of all, it is very unusual for a 35 year old to have advanced oa of the knees. I would seek a second opinion with a rheumatologist. If you truly have advanced oa, nonsurgical options are very limited. You can try injectable lubricants which can occasionally help in advanced disease. ...Read more

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Could cortisone shots cause really bad head and eye and neck ache the first night?

Could cortisone shots cause really bad head and eye and neck ache the first night?

Related?: Based on your description, it could be a number of things (such as migraine heache, elevated blood pressure, etc). You need to see an eye doctor and a regular doctor for evaluation and proper therapy. ...Read more

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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