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Cortisone shot

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Smallpotatoes, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    On Monday, I saw the orthopedic specialist again about my shoulder. Last month, an MRI showed bone spurs and a cyst on the labrum
    I decided to give physical therapy a little more time before seeing if I wanted surgery. On Monday, I went to the doctor again, expecting to schedule surgery. The doctor seems to want to exhaust all options before deciding to operate. We decided on a cortisone shot. I'm seeing him again in January.
    Has anyone here ever had a cortisone shot? Do they help in any way?
    Am I just postponing the inevitable surgery and maybe running the risk of really fucking up my shoulder even more?
  2. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    I, at various times, have been diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff. I was given a cortisone shot once before a softball game, and it did absolutely no good other than give me a sore shoulder for a number of hours.
    Since I have no plans on becoming a professional baseball or football player (quarterback) I have nixed the idea of surgery, since, I've been told, that surgery would mean about four months of rehabilitation and the inability to take pictures, etc.
    What is it that you're not able to do anymore that you really wish you could?
  3. maberger

    maberger Member

    i've had several, in both hands and in my shoulder. the shoulder has been great since since the shot -- touch of arthritis, but no other structural damage -- which was over a year ago, maybe even two. now i need to get the other shoulder done.
  4. beanpole

    beanpole Member

    I'm a huge fan of the cortisone shot. I messed up my elbow last year and my doctor put me on a series of cortisone shots so I could delay surgery until this fall. It hurts like hell for a few hours, but each shot gave me 6-8 weeks of relief.
  5. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    They do wonders for poison ivy...
  6. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Cortisone shots are great. I had tendinitis in my foot a few years ago that was driving me crazy, and the shot completely cleared it up ... like, immediately.

    I'm probably going to get one for tennis elbow soon.
  7. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    things are magic

    have a slightly torn rotator cuff (non-throwing shoulder, thankfully) and i couldn't sleep it hurt so bad. couple of months ago, got the shot and all of a sudden it felt better. couldn't raise it above my head and then after the shot, good as new.

    get it and steal some. bastards rule.

    hell, it's worked so well i've put of pt ('cause, well, i'm stupid)
  8. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    my dad's had a couple of bursitis attacks in a shoulder over the last 25 years. a cortisone shot did the trick each time.
  9. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Without cortisone, you would have seen Andre Agassi's farewell match about two years ago.
  10. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Sleep comfortably,do pushups, bench press more than an empty bar without pain, etc.
  11. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    I'll bet I'm the only one who saw the subject line of this thread and thought, "Hmm ... is he OK? Did he survive? Who shot him?"
  12. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    Hope I'm not the voice of doom here...I have had cortisone shots for plantar fasciitis twice. The first time was a fucking nightmare. It was painful beyond belief (I usually have a pretty high tolerance for pain - I get fillings without anesthesia, example), there was some blood involved (which I'm not sure is normal) and worst of all, it didn't work. I had another one a couple of months later that was equally as painful, but at least there was some effect, although it wasn't as magical as I hoped.

    Good luck, sp.
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