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Are cortisone shots good for the pain of degenerative joint disease?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Can be

We do quite a few cortisone shots in multiple joints such as knees, shoulders, hips, and fingers to name a few.
The shots can reduce pain and swelling for months. We limit the amount of injections we do into the same joints. Too many cortisone injections into the same joint can have side effects. Injections are helpful in moderation.

In brief: Can be

We do quite a few cortisone shots in multiple joints such as knees, shoulders, hips, and fingers to name a few.
The shots can reduce pain and swelling for months. We limit the amount of injections we do into the same joints. Too many cortisone injections into the same joint can have side effects. Injections are helpful in moderation.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Yes

Steroid (i.e.
Cortisone) injections can be extremely effective in reducing pain by directly decreasing inflammatory response. They may be used for joint as well as spine injections. Very frequent use is not recommended, but they can be safely administered through a time regimen prescribed by a physician who is well trained in their use.

In brief: Yes

Steroid (i.e.
Cortisone) injections can be extremely effective in reducing pain by directly decreasing inflammatory response. They may be used for joint as well as spine injections. Very frequent use is not recommended, but they can be safely administered through a time regimen prescribed by a physician who is well trained in their use.
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
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