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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
For 2 yrs i've had chronic olecranon bursitis which always hurts and never goes away. I've had 6 cortisone shots & pt. Help! after a traumatic fall (female, late 40s) on my dominant arm, i've had first medial epicondylitis and then 6 months after that the
You : You should be tested for infection. You might be a candidate for removal of the inflammed bursa (bursectomy). An orthopedic upper extremity or trauma surgeon could do this. ...Read more
Nueroma on sist on my right ring finger. Causes sever pain. 3 surgerys and cortisone shots. 10x worse. The cold weather even hurts it. Please help!
What otc/natural medications will relieve lower back pain and severe leg cramps nsaids and anything that causes bleeding is not an option. Cannot be stuck with needles or have cortisone shots. Absolutely miserable, have bad discs and arthritic hips. Can
I : I would recommend seeing a naturopathic doctor. These medications/treatments are not commonly done by spine doctors or surgeons. Good luck! ...Read more
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