After you have been evaluated, a cortisone injection may be offered as a treatment to manage your joint pain.
Cortisol is a steroid that is naturally produced within the body. Injectable versions of Cortisol, called Cortisone, are a close replica of your body’s own natural Cortisol. Cortisone is not injected into the bloodstream but instead into a particular area of inflammation. Cortisone is not a pain-relieving medication but an anti-inflammatory medication. Pain reduction following a cortisone injection is due to a reduction in inflammation. Five common traits of inflammation are swelling, redness, heat, loss of function and pain. Cortisone’s effects work typically within a few days and can last for several weeks. Cortisone may also be mixed with a local anesthetic to provide immediate pain relief.
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