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What To Do After A Cortisone Injection
How should it take to see results from a cervical epidural steroid injection if it's going to work?
After a chondroplasty and lateral release what do I do next if this doesn't work? I've also done pt, and injections
Difficult problem: Anterior knee pain is generally difficult to treat. Treatment usually is typical initially with nsaids, pt, bracing, occasional injections. Surgically, a scope to perform various tasks like chondroplasty, synovectomy, plica excision, and lateral retinacular release is done. Tibial tubercle osteotomy is moving up the chain of invasive ness. Patellectomy or patella-femoral replacement is rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Steroid flare: I always inform my patients that cortisone injections have possible side effects including a steroid flare. This is characterized by pain following a steroid injection. This normally resolves in 1-2 days and can be treated with simple things like ice, elevation and restricted weightbearing. If the pain persists i would contact your doctor since many other things can cause pain. ...Read more
Calms inflammation.: Nobody uses cortisone anymore unless you are a horse. Everyone knows what it is though so we usually call steroid injections "cortisone". This is essentially equivalent to putting Ibuprofen right at the source of the inflammation. The inflammatory response is a chain reaction in our body. Steroid works a bit higher on the sequence of reactions and stops the inflammatory response. ...Read more
I am going to have an epidural steroid injection done for the first time. When can I travel after?
What can I do to alleviate the pain/stiffness from trigger finger until I see the doctor (Wednesday) for a cortisone shot?
Ice/NSAIDs: Reduce repetitive activity of the finger, gently ice it for 15 minutes 3-5x/day and take anti-inflammatories if these are safe for you. A cortisone injection tends to be very helpful. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
Do i need another cortisone injection in my big toe for bursitis if the initial one did not work?
Not enough info: Shot for what problem? Need more info. ...Read more
Consult Pain Doctor: Many options are available for both surgical and non- surgical management of neck pain. Talk to your pain doctor and see if together you can work out a treatment plan for you. The surgical option is another option that can be explored with a neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you tell me if the cortisone injection does not help my arthritis in my kneewhat will be the next step?
Knee pain: Cortisone injections in the knee help reduce inflammation and pain. Unfortunately, they do not always work. It's important to let the doctor know about persistent pain, since additional evaluation including x-ray and possibly arthroscopic surgery may be necessary to determine the cause of the pain ...Read more
Please explain a diagnostic cortisone shot? I need to know if the shot takes away the pain does this mean internal problems? And if not then what
Drops inflammation: Cortisone injections, such as dexamethasone and depo medrol, act at the cellular level to reduce inflammation. It blocks the cytokines, lymphocytes (white blood cells), histamines, and other cells and chemicals involved in injury & inflammation. If the shot is effective then this is diagnostic for inflammation being present and being the major pathological process. ...Read more
How muchtime does it take to recover from a trigger finger pain after taking a cortisone shot, can you also explain where exactly it is taken?
Few days max: Sometimes can have what's known as a steroid flare where your pain becomes worse after getting a "cortisone" injection. Icing it and taking anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids) helps; can also try topical creams. Talk to your doctor if its been more than a few days and not getting better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a fat atrophy from an intramuscular steroid injection how long will it take for it to go away?
How long do I have to wait to have arthroscopy of the hip after getting a cortisone shot in that joint? Do I have to wait to get it out of body?
No : If the injection helped tell your surgeon( not sure if it was in the hip joint or hip bursa)... Either way if injection helped than arthroscopy may help( for bursectomy or hip labral tear). The steroid injection may have been a diagnostic and / or therapeutic injection but does not affect ( by itself) timing for surgery... Good luck! ...Read more
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