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Muscle Spasm After Cortisone Injection
Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...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
Can a dexamethasone injection in the gluteus muscle for rotator cuff injury make shoulder pain worse?
Gluteal injection: I have heard this scenario from patients multiple times and I must admit - I don't understand the rationale of the treatment. If your MD/DO wishes to treat your injury with "systemic" steroids - meaning it goes all around your body it should be done with pills - a medrol pak. An injection into the muscle typically stays right where you put it - the muscle . So the injection did not make it worse ...Read more
Possibly: All corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory effects, affecting cyclooxygenase pathway, interfere with inflammatory cascade, reduce the release of inflammatory mediators, cytokines, TNFs involved in the inflammatory response. Muscle tone and spasm are mediated through intrafusal and extrafusal fibers with gamma motor neurons. Corticosteroid may reduce muscle spasm caused by inflammation. ...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
No: It's not if the injection was in your low back. However, if the injection was in your neck then it could irritate the nerves exiting out of cervical spine going to the shoulder. It should pass as the steroid takes hold in a few days. If you are bothered, speak with your doctor regarding why your shoulder hurts. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Very unusual: Injection in that site should not cause that ? Must be something else check it out. Good luck. ...Read more
Is 80 mg kenalog (triamcinolone) inj into left adductor tendon powerful enough to reduce internal rotation/ adduction strength by 50%?
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
Yes/No: Rare that the SI joint can cause true sciatica, however it can cause a referred pattern of pain that is known to radiate down the back of the leg up to about the calf. Traditionally SI Joint pain most often causes tenderness and pain in the buttock area. Piriformis muscle may cause sciatica, but that is also not common. Suggest seeing a spine specialist to determine which is occurring. ...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
Notice muscle wasting in my adductor pollicis. Had ulna transposition may 2012 muscle coming back very slowly. ? Can i inject steroid into adductor?
Muscle atrophy: Muscle atrophy occurs when muscle has become denervated (nerve fibers to the muscle have died). Dead is dead. Adding steroid to the muscle or nerve won't bring it back to life. An EMG can tell you what percent of the nerve fibers are permanently lost. If you still have at least 20% or more you have a chance for recovery through re-sprouting. The higher the percentage lost the longer the recovery. ...Read more
Lordosis,herniations,stenosis at c6/c7. Nerve pain in arms. PT didnt help. Steroid injections only bilateral facet gave relief for 1 week. Prognosis?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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