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Re: cortisone--hurt me

Posted by joan on 7/21/99 at 00:00 (008937)

I had two cortisone injections--they offered temporary pain relief but I believe they did me long term damage that was not worth the short term relief. I think the cortisone weakens the structures where it is injected. Following my second shot, I either re-tore the original injury or newly tore an adjacent area with nearly no force at all. It just went riiiiip one day as I was moving about in a normal manner. I personally would advise against it, particularly since the benefits are not long term but the potential damage can be. Good luck to you in treating your pf.