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Injections are often used in orthopedics for the treatment of many conditions. Cortisone is the most frequently used medication for injections, but other medications can also be used for a variety of orthopedic conditions. Problems often treated with a cortisone injection include: Many patients are concerned about getting a cortisone injection. Patients are usually worried about the pain associated with the steroid shot. However, with a few simple steps, cortisone injections can be performed with minimal discomfort.

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April 29, 2008 at 8:35 am
(1) gina carter says:

i had a cortisone shot on my ankle on thursday and am still in pain.

February 16, 2009 at 7:28 pm
(2) justin says:

I have to admit I’m not in favor of using them.Ive seen them commonplace for treatment of Frozen Shoulder Pain but I feel it creates a false sense of security in they allow too much movement before true healing,thus making it worse.Better to go with natural anti inflams and analgesics such as proteolytic enzymes,cissus,etc…

August 12, 2009 at 5:58 pm
(3) Jones says:

It is my understanding that cortisone shots do not actually contain “cotisone”, which has reduced biological activity and would need to be converted to cortisol by 11 Beta HSD. Instead “cortisone shots” typically contain some other synthetic glucocorticoid.

If this is correct, from where did the misnomer arise and why has it stuck?

September 4, 2010 at 3:50 am
(4) Sandy says:

After hobbling around in pain for over a year, two cortisone shots to my ankle joint gave immediate relief. I’m walking more normally now which seems to improve the other painful areas in my foot. I’m taking it easy and trying to walk normally to see if this will help clear up the lightning bolt pain in the toes. The injection was better than tolerable and the results were like magic!

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