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Doctor insights on: Whats The Difference Between Hyaluronic Acid And Cortisone Shots

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What's the difference between hyaluronic acid and cortisone injections?

What's the difference between hyaluronic acid and cortisone injections?

Big differences: Cortisone injections are performed to decrease joint inflammation. Injections with hyaluronic acid derivatives have a number of known and some unexplained actions on the joint. The hyaluronic acid derivatives increase lubrication, and change how the lining of the knee functions. Cortisone is usually one injection, hyaluronic acid is 3 or more injections. ...Read more

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Hyaluronic Acid (Definition)

Hyaluronic acid is a long chain polysaccharide, or sugar type of molecule. It is a naturally occurring substance that is a normal part of our body. It can be injected into the body to fill wrinkles. Our body eventually breaks the material down, so the ...Read more


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What is the difference between supartz (hyaluronic acid) and synvisc-one shots?

Frequency: Supartz is a series of 5 injections. Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) one is a single injection. The theory of treatment is the same. ...Read more

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Are cortisone shots ever done in the lower back? Please help

Common procedure: However, these injections are still very controversial. Check with a board certified back pain specialist. And even these guys may be overusing it. Do not expect miracles from these "shots". ...Read more

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Can someone please explain to me some things about cortisone shots like risks and benefits/side effects, etc?

See details: Local cortisone shots really have little risk. If you are diabetic, they can raise blood sugar to a modest degree. There can occasionally be some pain after injection but that is temporary. The benefits involve the injection's ability to resolve the area of inflammatory and relieve pain. ...Read more

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Are cortisone shots good for mortans neroma?

Are cortisone shots good for mortans neroma?

Yes: May reduce swelling and inflammation thereby decreasing pain and possibly size of the neuroma, but will not make it go away. ...Read more

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Do cortisone shots not work in high altitude?

Do cortisone shots not work in high altitude?

They should work: There is no reason that the effectiveness of a cortisone injection should be affected by altitude. At least none that i can imagine. ...Read more

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Can i take cortisone shots for wrist tendon pain?

Can i take cortisone shots for wrist tendon pain?

Maybe: Depending on the cause of the pain, a cortisone injection may be very helpful. Rest, ice, a splint, and simple meds like advil or aleve (naproxen) should be used first. If that doesn't work, an injection may be considered. ...Read more