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Injections for Pain Treatment

Injections are often used for the treatment of pain. The most frequently used injection is a cortisone injection, also called a steroid shot. Other injections are also used for the treatment of pain.

Ultrasound Guided Injections
Ultrasound technology is being used more often to help improve the accuracy of joint and tendon injections. Learn about ultrasound guided injections, and if they are necessary.

How Many Cortisone Injections Can I Have?
Cortisone injections are commonly used in treatment of orthopedic conditions. Cortisone injections help to limit inflammation and can cause a decrease in pain. Is there a limit to the number of cortisone injections a patient can have?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
Platelet rich plasma, abbreviated PRP, is a new treatment available for patients with chronic tendon injuries that may be slow in healing. PRP injections are used to stimulate healing in chronically injured tendons. PRP injections can be done in a doctor's office as an outpatient.

Cortisone Injections
With a careful assessment of the benefits, cortisone is a very useful and effective tool in any orthopaedic practice. Cortisone injections are used to treat inflammation caused by many common orthopedic problems.

What are the side effects of a cortisone injection?
Cortisone injections are often used to treat orthopedic problems. By decreasing inflammation, a cortisone injection can be a powerful treatment for many conditions. Many people are concerned about cortisone injections and wonder about the side effects of this treatment.

How many cortisone injections can I have?
Cortisone injections are commonly used in treatment of orthopedic conditions. Cortisone injections help to limit inflammation and can cause a decrease in pain. Is there a limit to the number of cortisone injections a patient can have?

Do cortisone injections hurt?
Injections are often used in orthopedics for the treatment of many conditions. Cortisone injections are common, and other medications may be used as well. Do these injections hurt? How painful is a cortisone injection?

Are cortisone injections bad for you?
Cortisone injections are used for many orthopedic problems, including arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis and other conditions. Are cortisone injections safe or are they harmful? Can you have more than one cortisone injection or will this damage your body?

What is a Cortisone Flare?
A cortisone flare is a reaction to a cortisone injection. Usually this "flare reaction" is experienced shortly after the injection (within 24 to 48 hours).

Epidural Steroid Injections
Epidural steroid injections are an option for the treatment of back pain and inflammation around the spinal nerves. An epidural steroid injection is performed using an x-ray to guide the medication to the area adjacent to the inflamed spinal nerve.

How long does it take a cortisone injection to take effect?
How long after being given a cortisone injection does it take the medication to take effect? A cortisone injection, also called a steroid shot, is commonly used in orthopedics in the treatment of many conditions. Pain relief from a cortisone injection ususally takes a few days to a few weeks.

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