Cortisone Injection

Cortisone is a steroid hormone. The purpose of cortisone injection is to reduce inflammation in a specific area which can relieve pain.
Some people react very positively to the injection while others do not feel its effects. If the injection helps the first time, most people continue with more injections. If the injection does not help the first time, the most people do not pursue the second injection.

Top Helpful Cases

 Healed
5 of 7 people found this helpful
I had pain in my hip for a number of years. It got bad enough that I could not walk more than half a mile. After an MRI, doctor recommended a cortizone shot. It was extremenly painful but it relieved my hip pain.
 Helped a lot
4 of 4 people found this helpful
I've had bursitis for three years getting cortisone injections about three times year. They are generally successful. Just make sure that they doctor is experienced. One of my injections did not work out well. I also use ice and anti inflamatorories when it acts after the injection wears off.
 No change
4 of 4 people found this helpful
I am including this supplement to note the numerous treatments that did not work. These treatments included the use of anti-inflamatories, ice, muscle relaxants, pain medications, physical therapy, and three cortical steroid injections were given over a period of one year. Pain medications were increased from norco, to percocet, to oxycontin to fentanyl to combat increasing and uncontrollable pain. Initial ...

Cortisone Injection is Used For These Conditions

Area
Condition Average Result Healed Helped
a Lot
Helped
a Little
No Change Made Worse
All Conditions (average)
3.1
(66)
3 19 28 11 5
Arm
Compound Fracture
4.0
1
Back General
Osteoarthritis - Degenerative Disc Disease
4.0
1
Back Lower (Lumbar)
Sciatica
4.0
1 1
Back Lower (Lumbar)
Osteoarthritis - Degenerative Disc Disease
3.7
2 1
Back Lower (Lumbar)
Herniated Disk
3.0
2 5 2
Back Lower (Lumbar)
Pinched Nerve
3.0
1
Back Lower (Lumbar)
Pain
2.3
1 1 1
General
Rheumatoid Arthritis
4.0
1
General
Fibromyalgia
3.0
1 2 1
Head
Meniere's Disease - Inner Ear
3.5
1 1
Head
Chronic Headache
3.0
5
Hip
Bursitis
3.3
1 3 2 1 1
Hip
Osteoarthritis
3.0
1 1 1
Hip
Dysplasia
2.5
1 1
Hip
Pain
2.0
1 1 1
Knee
Meniscus Knee Injury
4.5
1 1
Knee
Osteoarthritis
3.2
1 4
Knee
Pain
2.5
1 1
Knee
Tendinitus
1.0
1
Neurological
Epilepsy
2.0
1
Shoulder
Rotator Cuff Injury
3.5
1 1
Shoulder
Bone Spurs
3.0
2
Shoulder
Pain
3.0
1 1
Shoulder
Tendinitis
2.0
1
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