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I am 33 year old. Before 6 year my ACL tear (lt) knee injury. I am army person. What should I do now.
I am 28 old male, m having back ache from 2 years, I am using homeosince 1 and half year but no result. How to over come the pain.
I'm 57 years old. For last fifteen days there was back pain. After a day pain lifted upwards. Now there is a pain in upper side of back and in chest. What may be the cause and what should I do.
My right shoulder is slightly lower than my left one I think they are uneven I need to redress them meaning balance them what should I do.
I am 22 years old. I suffered from knee pain from last 2 months. Please help me. Tell me any medicine.
I have sever pain in my back since last evening. I tried a pain killer named nomo plus but kuch fayda nayi.
Is there no treatment for tennis elbow other than eating pain killers. Is diclofenac a banned drug, then why is it prescribed.
Hi doctor, I frequently daily get back pain and legs pain also mouth ulcer because of vitamins deficiency in me. please suggest me any SYRUP or Tablets for same.
Hello sir I am facing huge back pain issue, not even to sit properly more than half an hour. How to avoid this problem medically. And what kind of medicine is suitable for this without any side effects. Thank u.
I feel pain on my back from 7 days earlier pain on whole part of back but right I now I have just pain on my lower part of back.
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.