Will taking cortisone shots relieve degenerative arthritis pain in joints?

Possibly. Joint injections with corticosteroids can be very beneficial in arthritic joints . You can see what your specialist recommends and how long they last for you. One has to be careful in limiting steroid use to limit complications.

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Ac joint arthritis pain for 9 months. No relief from nsaids. Temp relief from 3 cortisone shots. Doctor says surgery is next step. Sound right?

Yes. This sounds like standard of care. You can always request other nonsurgical therapies, but if you're having unrelenting pain after several months of treatment, your doctor's plan is well within the standard of care. Hope this helps. Read more...
Depends on you. Do you feel that this discomfort is affecting your life. Does the surgeon think that the surgery will do any good. Have you got a second opinion. These are questions that i would consider before moving forward. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...