What are the benefits of cortisone injections?
Cortisone joint injections have been used for many years to help reduce pain and inflammation in and around an affected joint. Following your cortisone injection, you will feel an improvement in the movement and flexibility of your joints and lower levels of pain.
The effectiveness of a cortisone injection will vary from person to person according to how severe their condition is. Some recipients will feel fast and positive relief, but it may take longer to see any noticeable beneficial effects for others.
Cortisone injections have proven to be very effective for those with hip, knee and joint inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis. However, these injections are not a cure, and the effects will gradually wear off over time.
Cortisone injections are beneficial for many inflammatory conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, shoulder tendons, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, IT Band syndrome, and trigger finger. However, this treatment isn’t recommended for RSI conditions such as tennis elbow.