by anna
(toronto ontario)

I have heard that there are cortisone injections for bunions. My searches have not revealed any details. Do you know anything about this? Thank you.

My answer:

Yes, I've heard about it and wrote a PS about it on my page about surgery: I don't know anyone yet who's experienced it first hand though.

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May 31, 2018
Don't do it!
by: Anonymous

The first injections were painful but tolerable & gave about 3 months relief. The doctor made the comment that I either took pain well or he did not gave it in the correct place. The second set 3 months later were horrific. They caused terrible painful bruises & hurt for days. Some relief for a few weeks. Now they hurt ALL the time. Never again!

Oct 08, 2012
Tried cortisone injections
by: Anonymous

I tried one cortisone injection. It was extremely painful -- almost unbearable because it had to be administered directly into the bunion. It only helped for a few days, and I do not think I could tolerate another shot. Surgery is not an option for me right now, because my husband is disabled,and depends on me a lot, so I cannot be unable to drive. I plan to try accupuncture, and shoes for bunions next.

May 10, 2011
Be Wary of Cortisone Injections
by: subduedjoy

Be wary of cortisone injections. They are a steroid. I had to take a steroid (Prednisone) once for an inflamed colon. I felt the aging effects. That's what steroids do: they age the body's connective tissue.

Yes, cortisone injections are more concentrated than Prednisone. However, cortisone injections administer a high concentration of a substance that is normally found only in small concentrations in your body. Laboratory studies have shown that high concentrations of cortisone or repetitive use of the medication can lead to damage of the tissues in the body. This may lead to softening of the cartilage in joints or weakening of the tendons.

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