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Thinking of a Cortisone Injection to Stop Pain?

Written by Nancy Whelan,PT

Has your doctor ever offered a cortisone injection to stop the pain and the first two questions that come to mind are what is cortisone and how will it help?

Cortisone is the most common type of injection used to treat pain and inflammation in the joints and tissues of the body. Although cortisone can help, it is not something that should be injected into the body repeatedly because it is a steroid, which has side effects. Steroid injections can weaken tendons and sometimes create more inflammation in the area. Diabetics should not get cortisone injections because it can elevate blood sugar levels. Read More

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