Cortisone shots

1) How do they work?

Cortisone injections—sometimes called corticosteroid injections or simply steroid injections—reduce joint inflammation, including swelling, heat, and redness, and in turn ease joint pain.

may inhibit the release of arachidonic acid from phospholipids, thereby reducing the formation of prostaglandins, which contribute to the inflammatory process.

2) Indications for Cortisone shots?

  • Synovitis.
  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Bursitis.
  • Gouty arthritis.
  • Posttraumatic osteoarthritis (frozen shoulder syndrome)
  • Tendinitis.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Muscle trigger points

 

3) What are the contraindications for Cortisone shot?

  • Broken skin
  • Intra articular fracture
  • Prosthetic joint
  • Severe joint destruction
  • Blood disorder

4) How many treatments are needed?

Maximum of three per year.