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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?

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

Number of injections: The primary difference is that supartz is given over a course of 3-5 injections (usually 5) and synvisc-one is a single injection. They both deliver a form of hyaluronic acid and act as a sort of joint lubricant. ...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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What is it like getting cortisone shots for chronic shoulder pain?

What is it like getting cortisone shots for chronic shoulder pain?

Be Careful: Chronic shoulder pain isn't really a diagnosis based on an anatomic cause so i would suggest you see a shoulder specialist first to see if there is a treatable or reversible cause for your pain. Too many cortisone injections may be detrimental so proceed cautiously. ...Read more

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How common is it to be in intense pain following cortisone shots to my heels?

Sometimes.: Occasionally after a steroid injection to your heel it can hurt just as much or even a little more during the next 24-36 hours. The steroid does not start working immediately, and takes awhile for you to feel the beneficial effects. ...Read more

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What are the negative side effects of getting Cortisone shots in your wrists (to alleviate pain)?

The following: complications could occur but are not common site infection, swelling, pain. Repeated injections may lead atrophy and bone demineralization ...Read more

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How quickly do cortisone shots work for skin rashes?

How quickly do cortisone shots work for skin rashes?

Shots for rash: Usually steroid injections will provide a benefit in a few hours though it may take longer to see the full effect. ...Read more

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How safe are cortisone shots after a heart attack?

How safe are cortisone shots after a heart attack?

Yes, but depends: Local cortisone injections for joint inflammation/pain can be safely given to most heart atttack patients after a few weeks in most cases. Often the cortison is mixed with a local anesthetic to immediately relieve the pain and care must be taken to not use an anesthetic with epinephrine, which can stimulate the heart.The usual care must be taken to prevent bloodstream injection when given. ...Read more

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If you get cortisone shots in your lumbar spine. Also, what good things can come from it?

Improve symptoms: You may have your symptoms improve/resolve, which may avoid the need for spinal surgery. ...Read more

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Do cortisone shots help fibromatosis?

Do cortisone shots help fibromatosis?

Steroid fibromatosis: Cortisone shots are generally used to treat fibromatosis. ...Read more

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