Hi, had cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection to treat elbow tendonitus a week ago. When I bend elbow it pops at times, no pain. How long does it take to work?
3 weeks. popping frequently is from swelling. If the injection hasn't helped by three weeks, ask for an mri.
Hi, got cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection for my elbow tendonitus. How long be it takes full effect. Should it hurt first before feeling good?
Can take days-week. Steroid injections usually include lidocaine which initially numbs the area, making it feel better until it wears off. Site pain can then actually increase until steroid can take effect to reduce inflammation, which can take days to a week. I recommend icing area, using an elbow airpillow (like AIRCAST) and ibuprofen/naproxne with limited use of arm until symptoms improve. See Dr if no better. Read more...
Have elbow tendonitus but recently had cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection. Elbow still pops when I bend them. What?
Elbow pop. you may not have tendinitis then. That usually doesnt make the elbow pop. You may have a ligament injury which makes the elbow unstable and causes pops. Or you may have a small loose body inside the joint that causes the elbow to lock then the loose body moves and the elbow unlocks and causes a pop. You may need an MRI to further evaluate your elbow. Read more...