Cortisone injection

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Had an injection in my shoulder last week for impingment and it has not helped at all....

Pain still constant and far worse at night,now i have been referred to a specialist but may have to have another injection while i wait for an appointment.

Anyone else had injections to shoulder with no effect ?

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    Hi David. Have not had an injection yet in my shoulders, but can tell I will need one in the near future. Have had injections into my hips, knee and spine. The docs always told me that it can two weeks or longer for the medicine to take effect.

    Hope it begins working soon! ❇


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      Hi Dawn

      Pescribed tramadol today and diclophenic pain killers as no success with the injection after a fortnight.Have been fast tracked to see a shoulder specialist soon so thats a positive.

      I hope you have more success than me when you get your injection Dawn smile



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    I have had cortisone injections on 3 occasions.

    The first provided some relief for about 2-months, but issue returned even worse.

    A second injection only delivered about 2-weeks of relief... and a 3 ultrasound guided injection only provided 2-days of relief.

    So, the injections can be great for some.. but they seemed to lose their impact for me.

    Best of luck with your treatment.

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    I also had the injection into shoulder about 8 weeks ago and it did not help. Also have impingment, frozen shoulder whatever they call it.  Had physical therapy too then sent to Orthopedic Surgeon. Told: Post-traumatic left shoulder adhesive capsulitis complicated by apparent reverse HAGL lesion. I have decided against the surgery for now to see if it heals in the next 2 years.

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      I have an appointment at a hospital to see a consultant.I have had similar to you,5 months of physio,ultra sound scan,cortizone and various pain killers

      Initially it was thought it was impinged Bursa..... so now im not so sure

      Will update when i learn more

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    Update after seeing consultant today....

    A further cortizone injection which was very painful indeed and also an appointment to be made to have an MRI scan...

    Im really anxious where all this is leading now 

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    Hello. I have had two steroid injections for a torn shoulder tendon I heard that the

    person giving the injection has to be a marksman, to hit the right spot (not so in my case )twice  Two years down the line I am finally going to have  key hole surgery.

    1---to sew the tendon together I think I will pass on that bit ,and,

    2 --to shave some calcium growth off of the cuff, which is greatly restricting arm 

    movement, and painful ,and  I crycan't sleep on left side ,favoured one, of course!!!!!!

    Arm in a sling for 4  weeks minimum .with physio thrown in.Bad news is NO driving, and not to do anything with the arm  OR ELSE   

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