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What is the pain like after a cortisone injection?

What is the pain like after a cortisone injection?

Minimal: Occasionally, patients have an hour or two of injection site soreness, due to passage of the needle through muscles. Ice and rest is sufficient to address this pain. ...Read more

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Is it OK to apply Aczone the day after a cortisone injection to an inflamed nodule? I also put sunscreen on after.

Is it OK to apply Aczone the day after a cortisone injection to an inflamed nodule? I also put sunscreen on after.

No Concern: There's no concern applying it after a cortisone shot, however it will not help with the inflammation if that is your intended use. Aczone is indicated for acne and should only be applied to those areas where acne is occurring. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel sleepy after a cortisone injection in the elbow? Or was it just due to the long stressful day i had. And will i feel beter 2morow

Is it normal to feel sleepy after a cortisone injection in the elbow? Or was it just due to the long stressful day i had. And will i feel beter 2morow

Not really.: I believe that your sleepiness is due to the long stressful day and perhaps relief from pain from the cortisone injection. Yes, i think you'll feel better in the morning. I pray that you will. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal synovitis of the foot after a cortisone injection?

How long does it take to heal synovitis of the foot after a cortisone injection?

1-5 days: Steriod injections for synovitis of the foot are used quite often. Certain steroid preparations are soluble and can work within 24 hours but their effect can be short lived. Depo forms(long acting /locally acting) can take up to 5-7 days to have their full effect since the steroid slowly dissolves or time. Wearing a brace or restricting activity of the foot can speed up the end result. ...Read more

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If there is still minor swelling a week after a cortisone injection for a meniscus tear, has the treatment attempt failed?

Hard to say: A meniscal tear will not heal, but a cortisone shot may help decrease the swelling sometime it takes a week or so to have the swelling go down realistically the onlly way to cure the problem is to do an arthroscopic meniscectomy. ...Read more

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Are there any cortisone injection risk factors?

Are there any cortisone injection risk factors?

Very few: The risks are small. Rarely this is a brief increase in inflammation which usually resolves quickly with the application of ice. Infection risks are extremely small. ...Read more

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Should i abstain fromtaking oral anti inflammatorys after having a cortisone injection?

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 more

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Had a cortisone injection 2 months ago with intolerance how long can the cortisone stay in my body?

Had a cortisone injection 2 months ago with intolerance how long can the cortisone stay in my body?

Long gone: While some steroids last longer in your blood stream than others, all steroids froom oral Prednisone to injectable triamcinolone would be long gone from your body, even after one week. You could not possibly be having issues after two months! ...Read more

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