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My friend is suffering from past 2 years for back pain He is IT Manager, he has done lot of treatment for his back pain But its not cure yet Please suggest me how to help him your reply is highly important.
I am 45 yrs old and having back ache and left hip sciatica pain. When I get up in the morning or after sitting long in the office my back become stiff. When I sit on toes on floor for doing some work for half an hour, I feel my hips little bit senseless.
Having pain in left hand at join what can I do for it? Please reply hurry not able to control the pain.
I keep getting sudden pain in the muscle around the left hip. It remains for few hours before it's back to normal. It happens about 2 to 3 times in a week. Is there a solution to get rid of this?
Hi, Good morning Saturday I did squat exercise, after next day onwards I had upper thigh pain, not able to walk, while sitting.
I am 42 years old male I am suffering from leg back and knee pain and high blood pressure about 3 year. What should i do? please advise.
Dear Sir/Madam, I am 24 male. I have got severe back pain on my spine and neck. Previously I was worked in some educational organisation, for that I have sit in a chair for. 9-10hours and I have drove by bike to reach the office about 25km from my home place. At that time its not severe but now resigned the job stayed at home for preparation, now its very horrible. Please suggest me good exorcise to relieve from it. Thank you.
I am suffering from headache and body ache since last few months there is pain in legs also. Sometimes feeling cold and sometimes sweating highly.
I have a backpain for past 2 days. And was having loose motion now its fine. But back pain still there. What to do?
Hi doctor. Actually 1 month ago I fell down in the bathroom and my elbow hurt and swell. Then I went to the doctor he took my xray and there was no fracture so he said it is a ligament injury in your elbow. But now also my elbow hurts alot and pain is gradual sometimes decrease and sometimes increases. It feels like when I use my hand that something is stretching in it and it really hurts and that area become warm. Please tell me what has happened in my elbow. and please suggest some treatment. My injury may be getting worse. My whole hand pain every time.
Cortisone shots are injections that help relieve pain and inflammation. They are injected directly into the joints such as the ankle, wrist, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow or spine. These injections are a combination of corticosteroids and local anaesthetics. These corticosteroids are similar to the hormones produced by the adrenal gland. Cortisone injections are often used to treat arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, shoulder bursitis and plantar fasciitis. Though they do not cure the disease but they provide temporary relief.
These injections may be slightly painful but provide relief in a day or two that lasts for a few weeks or months at a stretch. Hence, cortisone shots provide relief faster and have longer lasting results than other forms of anti-inflammatory medication. Another benefit of cortisone injections as compared to other drugs that need to be taken in through the mouth is that it avoids side effects of anti-inflammatory medication such as an upset stomach etc. Cortisone injections can also be used to treat backaches and pain that radiates from the spine to an arm or leg.
However, cortisone injections are associated with a number of risks. These include:
- Infection in the joints
- Nerve damage
- Thinning of tissue and skin around the injection site
- Pain and inflammation in the joint
- Weakening or rupturing of tendons
- Osteoporosis or thinning of bones
- Lightening of skin around the injection site
- Osteonecrosis or death of bones in the injected area
- Blood sugar spikes – this is seen mostly in diabetic patients
- Weakening of the immune system if the person has an underlying infection
In most cases, these side effects are short-lived. Higher dosages and frequent administration can increase the body’s exposure to the corticosteroid. This increases the risk of long-term side effects such as:
- Easy bruising
- Weight gain
- Cataract formation
- Puffiness of the face
- High blood pressure
Cortisone may also be held responsible for the deterioration of cartilage inside a joint. For this reason, doctors do not advise cortisone injections to be had more than 3-4 times a year. The minimum interval between two cortisone injections must be 6 weeks. Doctors also typically limit the number of injections given in one joint.
When used judiciously, cortisone injections can greatly improve the quality of a patient’s life. Hence it is very important to get treated only by a qualified doctor and to completely understand the pros and cons of using this form of treatment. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.