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Will cortisone shots help with metatarsalgia?

Will cortisone shots help with metatarsalgia?

Yes: They will help with the inflammation but don't forget about: • rest. • ice to the affected area. • take an over-the-counter pain reliever.. • wear proper shoes. • try shock-absorbing insoles. • use metatarsal pads. • consider arch supports. . ...Read more

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Dr. Helene Nguyen
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Metatarsalgia (Definition)

A broad term used to describe pain and inflammation in the ball of the foot. The most common causes are overuse during physical activity, tight fitting footwear with an elevated heel, and those who run barefoot when ...Read more


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Can cortisone shots make you feel anxious?

Sometimes: Some people feel stimulated with cortisone. When the stimulation is not welcome it may be identified as anxiety. It is not likely to last long. ...Read more

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Do cortisone shots work for ankles ?

It would be : Good to know diagnosis you plan on using them for. In some instances, they are helpful. You do not want to ovutilize them and you do want to be cautious around tendons. ...Read more

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Can cortisone shots make eyebrows grow?

Cortisone shot: Corticosteroids injected into small patches of hair loss (alopecia) may stimulate hair growth. The eyebrows, scalp, etc. May respond to a series of tiny injections. See your dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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What type of doctors give cortisone shots?

Depends: If the location of the cortisone shot is into joints, Rheumatologists do this. If in to the back, often Pain Clinic doctors, Interventional Radiologists, and/or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctors will do it. If in to the foot, Podiatrists may do it. Primary care doctors may feel comfortable doing a limited range of cortisone shots (e.g., just in to knees or shoulders, etc.). ...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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Are the side effects the same for cortisone shots and pills?

It depends: If the injectable cortisone is the type used to inject joints, it has little risk. If you mean im cortisone injections, it has comparable risks to the pills. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with cortisone shots?

Not much: Rarely, the steroid crystals can cause a mild inflammatory response but this is brief. Repeated injections into the same area over a short period can rarely cause damage to the tissue or joint. ...Read more

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Is it common to get cortisone shots for a tear in the rotator cuff?

Is it common to get cortisone shots for a tear in the rotator cuff?

Yes.: Cortisone or other steroid injections are common treatments for shoulder pain, related to rotator cuff injuries. Partial thickness rotator cuff tears and shoulder impingement syndrome respond well to steroid injections. Full thickness rotator cuff tears will remain painful and weak after injections and therapy. Only surgery can repair a full thickness rotator cuff tear. ...Read more

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Can cortisone shots make eyebrows grow ? And if so how much is it ?

Not likely: Cortisone shots are used to treat one type of alopecia (hair loss) called alopecia areata (aa). It is very rare to have aa of just the eyebrows, therefore cortisone shots probably won't help. See your dermatologist and perhaps he/she could suggest something else. And if cortisone shots was necessary, it should be covered by your insurance so just the copay would suffice. (about $100 if uninsured). ...Read more

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Is there a length of time I should wait in between cortisone shots in my shoulder?

Is there a length of time I should wait in between cortisone shots in my shoulder?

Definitely: Should wait at least two weeks between injections, and no more than 3-4 injections in the same shoulder per year. More than that could risk joint damage, or mean the diagnosis or treatment option is incorrect. ...Read more

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How many cortisone shots should one have? I've had 3 in my shoulder since september

3 a year is safe: Frequent shoulder have lead to some tendon ruptures biceps supraspinstus, 3 a year is injection a common safe limit. Dont lift heavy onjevts with arm during this type of treatment. ...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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To try to put this short after 3 sugerys few cortisone shots later. What they say is a nuroma on a sist. Is 10 times worse then when we started. Help!

To try to put this short after 3 sugerys few cortisone shots later. What they say is a nuroma on a sist. Is 10 times worse then when we started. Help!

Second opinion: since you have not decribed your surgery or operating physician, I would recommend a second opinion by a board certified orthopedic surgeon and an MRI. ...Read more

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Can I get cortisone shots while breastfeeding?

Can I get cortisone shots while breastfeeding?

Yes, but...: Cortisone injections are not specifically a contraindications- but there are often non-invasive treatments for many of the same conditions. There range from icing to physical therapy to acupuncture. A physiatrist can help identify options for you. ...Read more

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Brisitis in the hip pain without cortisone shots?

Brisitis in the hip pain without cortisone shots?

See details: Tenderness over the trochanteric bursa may be caused by bursitis but is often likely related to low back issues. Physical therapy and nsaids may help. ...Read more

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Cortisone shots for wrist tendon pain, what to do?

Cortisone shots for wrist tendon pain, what to do?

Unclear on question: Do you mean the cortisone shot didn't work? Or who to go see to get the shot? This might be safest done under ultrasound guidance since cortisone shots around a tendon have rare risk of rupturing the tendon. That being said, Ortho Hand doctors may be able to do this shot easily and safely. If still having pain despite the shot, would recommend seeing Ortho Hand surgeon. ...Read more