Would a cortisone shot help bone to bone pain in knee?

Maybe, but... Cortisone in the capsule and joint can help reduce any inflammation present temporarily. However, unless you have had very significant trauma in the past or an unusual congenital variation of your knee, then bone to bone pain in a patient your age would be unlikely. You need to have a complete work-up to find the cause of your knee pain. Then you can plan a treatment program with your Doctor.
Knee pain. most likely yes since cortisone will reduce inflammation for most patients. But, knowing what the underlying cause of the knee pain is crucial. A solid history taken by the physician, a complete physical exam, pertinent lab tests and most likely an MRI of the knee would be crucial for you to understand your STATUS. From there your MD and you can determine what comprehensive therapy you need.
Temporarily- perhaps. Bone on bone pain is the definition of advanced arthritis. Cortisone (steroid) injections into an arthritic knee can provide temporal relief from the secondary capsular pain, inflammation and swelling that occur as a result of the underlying arthritis. The actual arthritis will not improve, but potentially become more tolerable.

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Knee pain - got 1 cortisone shot and knee got better. Got it 2nd time and can't walk anymore! They advising surgery. I don't want surgery can't walk?

No to surgery. you need to have your physician have you see a rheumatologist. Surgery is not the first recommendation it is far down the line after a full evaluation and other therapies do not get the surgery! Read more...

Knee pain in both knees, cortisone shot in each didn't help, X-rays showed arthritis, could bursitis be a cause also? Need MRI, right?

Not necessarily. Unlikely bursitis causing knee pain. What type of arthritis? MRI is to be done depending on what the treating doctor is looking for. In cases of Osteoarthritis, it is due to over-use of the joints and that what causes the pain Injections of steroid might help to reduce the pain temporarily but might not cure the problem. Read more...
Not MRI. The xrays already show the reason for your pain. You have arthritis in your knees. An MRI is not going to add much info that is likely to be of any additional benefit. It's now time to work with your doctor to treat and minimize the effects of your arthritis. It may mean anti-inflammatory meds, weight loss, physical therapy, or many more modalities out there for treatment. You know why..now act! Read more...

Popping sounds in neck, ear pain, knee pain in both knees, cortisone shot in knees didn't help. Bursitis?

MOr information. We need to know more about what's going on. This can't be bursitis all over the place. It could be Muscloskelet and you should discuss this with your physician and maybe see a rheumatologist. Read more...

My family having history of osteoporosis, knee pain, back pain, Joint pain I'm 28years and I worried I get bone pain when getting older how to prevent?!

Preventing soft bone. Bones are a living changing structure and respond to stress. Stress them to keep them strong. The answer is simple and often not followed: exercise daily if possible, minimum 3x a week on land at you EHR of 70-75% of you MHR-about 135-145 ppm for 30"+++ if you doc allows.Golf is ok only if you walk, walk, jog, dance, tennis, soccer and many more. Don't waste $ on Calcium pills. Vitamin D is good. Read more...
Prevention. Keep your weight down, good posture, and stay fit with a comprehensive stretching and strengthening program for the rest of your life. Read more...

How can I tell if my knee pain is the result of bone on bone or if it is just tendinitis? I have the clicking sensation when I bend my knee.

Imaging studies. You seem young for "bone on bone" disease (AKA advanced arthritis). Xrays would be helpful as an initial screening imaging study to check for arthritis of your knee. If it is tendinitis, the majority of the time it is patellar tendinitis and is usually physical therapy responsive (with or without additional help with NSAIDs which are medications like ibuprofen, naprosyn). . Read more...

Do cortisone shots ever permanently take knee pain away? Is ir possible?

Unlikely. Depends. Most shots are for arthtitic conditions (degeneration, inflammation) and in these instances they provide temporary relief. In bursitis, often just below the knee, it can be a permanent fix. Read more...
It may could. If the knee for example if you inflammation no permanent changes. Or if you have traumatic injury but no permanent damage. Good luck. Thank you. Read more...