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Will Cortisone Shots Help With Metatarsalgia
After having p. Fasciitis for years, I got cortisone shots 3 weeks ago. Made it much worse than it's ever been. Will continuing to r.I.C.E. Help?
Yes: And call the doctor and let them know it is worse. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
3 a year is safe: Frequent shoulder have lead to some tendon ruptures biceps supraspinstus, 3 a year is injection a common safe limit. Don't lift heavy onjevts with arm during this type of treatment. ...Read more
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
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!
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
Results vary: I do have some patients who have gotten excellent relief from the cortisone shot. ...Read more
Depends on multiple: Factors. Ex. Where it is being injected; some areas of the body are more responsive to cortisone than others. It depends on reason 4 injection. For inflammatory or degenerative joint pathologies, depends on how bad the degeneration/inflammation is, how bad the pressure on the nerve is, what your "genetics" is with susceptibility to inflammation, how much daily stress the body area is subjected to. ...Read more
I've done cortisone shots for both shoulders after 2 wks pain is back. What are my options to get pain free?
I have been taking cortisone shots for eight months now. It seems that their not working any longer! What can I do to stay out of pain?
Noninvasive measures: I assume you are getting epidural steroid injections for back or neck pain. Your best bets would be a combination of biofeedback for control of nerve pain and muscle spasms, and pilates for strengthening of the spinal muscles. Additionally, aquatic therapy would be a more soothing form of back strengthening. Try to minimize medications. ...Read more
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