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Dr Z, RE cortisone shot for capsulitis

Posted by Susan on 1/24/05 at 10:35 (167810)

You said that you've done alcohol injections for capsulitis. In your opinion are these better than cortisone? Are there fewer side effects than cortisone?

Re: Dr Z, RE cortisone shot for capsulitis

Dr. Zuckerman on 1/24/05 at 14:07 (167828)

If there is severe arthritis in the joint and you have had multiple steriod injections this is when I do Alcohol injections. They are excellent for any type of neuritis associated with a capsulitis. There are fewer side effects with the alchol injections especially if you have had multiple steriod injections already. There is nothing wrong with a steriod injection.