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Question wale me likh. My friend has a pain in his joints of one leg over 5 days. What should he do?
I have pain and swelling in my left arm joint. It is due to increase in uric acid level. Kindly suggest me medicine for immediate relief.
I have pain in my right hand arm, due to more stress using computer mouse. Kindly suggest any exercise for the same and medicine.
I am suffering from pain in medial part of left knèe with severe difficulty in walking after waking from sitting position. There is improper gait for few steps. Please guide me. M tired.
I'm shebin, and have shoulder pain for last one year. Please give me some medicine for lost the pain.
I am 6 month pregnant and having a bad backache every night and also problem Of white discharge since a week. Please advice me.
Hai I am 21 years old, I was in gym with 3 years. Now I have a severe back pain for last one and half year. I can't able to stand in one place for more than half an hour also. So, please suggest me some good medicine to cure this. Such kind of pain should not be in future. Also suggest me which type of scan to take for this?
She was suffering from severe pain below ribs and back side above seat but the scanning reports are normal what could be the reason.
I have discomfort in the left trapezius muscle since last 2 months. Have taken homeopathy medicine earlier but no relief. My physician has prescribed calpol 650 but it cured just 20-30 percent. The discomfort is more in the morning This seems to be muscular stress and stiffness. Please suggest a solution. Sometime the discomfort stretched to the left biceps as well.
I have pain above hip only left side. I don't know exactly where the pain that is on the skin or inner part on that area (kidney). In January I took USG abdomen & pelvic scan everything was normal. What is the reason for pain?
Since from last couple weeks my upper back right joint feels heay , being littel painfull could you suggest me why so.
I am 25 Years old having back pain since 3 weeks. I am not unmarried. I haven't used any tablets or painkiller cremes. I think this is initial stage for me, can you please suggest me for this?
I have problems standing and walking for long. My lower back starts hurting and my body feels heavy making it slightly difficult to breathe. What could be the issue?
I have a pain in my knee. And it is very paining me when I walk and until it's pain when I was stop.
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.