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Should you get a cortisone injection for tendonitis?

Should you get a cortisone injection for tendonitis?

Some : Some doctors do not like to give more than 1 injection. And it depends a lot upon the response to the injection, the duration, effect on pain, time to return of symptoms and other factors such as who you are or what u do i tend to try a second injection in most of my patients if they desire but i tell them that it may not work fully. In my experience most people with dequervains get better with an injection and a soft splint. Sometimes its the timing that mandates or requests injection, i.e. Busy work schedule, fear of layoff etc especially in these economic times surgery is typically strait forward and wrks well to resolve the problem. There have been studies in other type of hand tendonitis (not in dequervains but one can make a little leap in logic here) that after 2 injections, the economics, your time, your medical dollar for surgery v. Further conservative rx starts to tip towards surgery. Still many patients pursue injections still trying to avoid surgery. Many doctors rather then having this conversation just say one injection is all they give therss no really really right answer, just different options for a way to approach this. I have found that a soft splint works better than a rigid splint for dequervains. Make sure the splint is not the issue, . ...Read more

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I've had patellar tendonitis now 2 yrs. All anyone is doing is physical theraphy and cortisone injection nothing working..Can anything be done?

I've had patellar tendonitis now 2 yrs.  All anyone is doing is physical theraphy and cortisone injection nothing working..Can anything be done?

See a rheumatologist: Patellar tendinitis lasting 2 years at your age could be due to overuse if you are very athletic. It could also be a sign of a disease associated with joint abnormalities or hypermobility syndrome. It is also possible you have the wrong diagnosis. Chondromalacia patella is a common condition for women your age which causes knee pain. There are also a number of other possibilities. ...Read more

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Cortisone injection in wrist joint due to this tendonitis and arthritis. How long till I'll know it worked? How long till the ache from shot disappear

Cortisone injection in wrist joint due to this tendonitis and arthritis. How long till I'll know it worked? How long till the ache from shot disappear

U need to have a goo: -d reason for injecting a 16 year old. Be sure U R Cing a fellowship trained hand surgeon. This treatment seems way 2 aggressive. ...Read more

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What are the reasons why a cortisone injection wouldn't work for anterior tibial tendinitis? Podiatrist offered it for condition lasting 1 1/2 yrs.

What are the reasons why a cortisone injection wouldn't work for anterior tibial tendinitis?  Podiatrist offered it for condition lasting 1 1/2 yrs.

Tendons receive a: poor blood supply and as such, take a long time to heal. You might want to inquire about a course of physical therapy, a period of immobilization or anti-inflammatory medication or a combination of all these. Another possibility is the diagnosis is incorrect and something else is going on. ...Read more

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Which is a better pain managment for patellar tendonitis..Prp or cortisone injections or hyperbarics or just exercises? I see my doctor friday.

Which is a better pain managment for patellar tendonitis..Prp or cortisone injections or hyperbarics or just exercises? I see my doctor friday.

Find the cause first: Start with the cause for overloading the anterior knee (tight hamstrings, flat feet, weak quads) and address these first to prevent a recurrence. Initial treatment focuses on rest, unloading with a patellar band, pt, orthotics, and oral anti- inflammatories (if tolerated). I am not a big fan of steroid injections near the tendon due to risk of rupture. Prp is promising but still in its infancy. ...Read more

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I will get cortisone for frozen shoulder friday. It will be guided into the joint. Will it also help with my impingement/tendinitis/bursitis?

I will get cortisone for frozen shoulder friday.  It will be guided into the joint. Will it also help with my impingement/tendinitis/bursitis?

Hard to say...: All of the conditions that you mentioned are distinctly different from one another. A frozen shoulder would not typically be treated with steroid injections. Usually, physical therapy or manipulation under anesthesia (basically, wrenching your frozen shoulder loose while you're sedated) is necessary to treat this. Some impingement caused by bursitis or tendinitis is improved with steroid shots. ...Read more

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Is pt for torn rotator and tendonitis supposed to make shoulder hurt worse after two weeks cortisone didn't work?

Is pt for torn rotator and tendonitis supposed to make shoulder hurt worse after two weeks  cortisone didn't work?

Rotator cuff: Sometimes at the beginning of pt, symptoms can increase. This can be due to muscle soreness, performing an inappropriate level/type of pt activities, etc.. It is important to communicate this with your pt. Additionally, not all rc tears respond to conservative treatment and so a persistence of symptoms may be indicative that nonoperative treatment may be unsuccessful and surgery may be required. ...Read more

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I have had two cortisone shots in my left shoulder within the last 2 months and they are not giving me any relief. What is next for tendonitis?

I have had two cortisone shots in my left shoulder within the last 2 months and they are not giving me any relief.  What is next  for tendonitis?

Second Opinion: Tendonitis is a generic term and not a reliable diagnosis. Consider a second opinion with a shoulder specialist to first and foremost establish a clear diagnosis before moving ahead with treatment. Learn more here:http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2012/shoulder-specialist/surgeryspecialist/. ...Read more

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After getting a cortisone shot in my wrists for tendonitis, the area of skin that was Injected is now lighter in color.What is causing this?

After getting a cortisone shot in my wrists for tendonitis, the area of skin that was Injected is now lighter in color.What is causing this?

The cortisone.: That happens sometimes. The skin will probably return to its normal color, although it might take its sweet time doing it. ...Read more

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I had a cortisone shot after wrist tendonitis, didn't wait to heal properly pain came back to the base of my thumb and wrist, what can I do, rest?

I had a cortisone shot after wrist tendonitis, didn't wait to heal properly pain came back to the base of my thumb and wrist, what can I do, rest?

Yes rest: Obviously you should have rested to allow the cortisone injection to work if you are still having pain in this region you may want to consider nsaids, ice and physical therapy. You may need a second cortisone shot but id wait awhile before doing it. ...Read more