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Can cortisone injection for shoulder bursitis make it worse?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Typically cortisone injections make true bursitis feel better. If the injection was not placed into the bursa it's possible to get very little pain relief.

In brief: No

Typically cortisone injections make true bursitis feel better. If the injection was not placed into the bursa it's possible to get very little pain relief.
Dr. Craig Morton
Dr. Craig Morton
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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: No

A cortisone injection will typically help improve pain from bursitis or have no effect.
It would be highly unlikely to actually make the condition worse.

In brief: No

A cortisone injection will typically help improve pain from bursitis or have no effect.
It would be highly unlikely to actually make the condition worse.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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