How long does a cortisone shot last?

Answer On One Hand: Cortisone Injection Duration of ActionA cortisone injection has a different response in each patient. This is in part related to the specific indication for the injection. Many patie... Read More »

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2 weeks after cortisone shot and not much pain; just the cortisone or is it healing?

Cortisone is a steroid that inhibits the inflammation cascade IgE. Cortisone helps relieve the inflammation not heal the joint. If the pain is relieved at the time the shot is given it's because of... Read More »

Have you ever had a cortisone shot?

Yes I have. I have had several over the years in my elbow, knee & back. For me I did get some relief from pain from a few days to up to a week but nothing that sustained for a long period of time. ... Read More »

Cortisone shot for carpal tunnel?

Particularly if you have darker skin, you may have experienced a pigmentation change in your skin at the injection site(s). This particular side effect can occur weeks or months later. You may cons... Read More »

Does anyone know the "long term effects" of using Prednisone & Cortisone Injections?

From personal experience:weight gaindry skindry hair/hair breakagenight sweatsinterrupted sleep cyclesosteoporosisunpredictable mood swings (mania and depression)ravenously hungry for junk foodseas... Read More »