Cortisone injections are an effective, conservative option to treat joint pain and other inflammatory issues. The shots, which are a combination of corticosteroid and a local anesthetic, allow patients to return to function and have a more active lifestyle.
Depending on the location of the injection, Dr. Grebing and Dr. Bicalho may use imaging technology. The procedure is quick, simple and performed in the office. Patients may experience a pinching sensation while the shot is being administered. Ice can be applied to the injection site if any pain or swelling occurs afterwards.
The cortisone shots are
most commonly used to treat joint pain, especially the knee and shoulder. However, patients with gout, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, tendinitis and various types of arthritis can also benefit. While results vary, the cortisone injection can provide relief for up to several months.
If you are experiencing pain, please call us at 618-288-9460 to see if cortisone injections could be a viable option. Visit www.c4ao.com for more information.