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Interesting article of cortisone injections

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<p>For anyone so inclined to get a cortisone injection, this makes for an interesting read, and would make me think twice.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>4boysmom</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70861/interesting-article-of-cortisone-injections#post_1957793"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Interesting.  Hubby will be getting his first cortisone injection on Friday.  He ruptured two discs in the spring.  NOTHING is taking care of the pain.  He has some improvement, but he is still in a great deal of pain.  </p>
I think this is a different situation.  The article really focused on tendonopathy, not disc inflammation.  In tendonopathy, there is fraying and new tissue formation.  The idea is that the steroid will inhibit growth of the new tissue.  The term "tendonitis" is used less these days as histological studies show more repairing tissue and less inflammatory cells in samples taken from injured tendons. In these cases, PT and rehab seems to work best, and steroids may actually inhibit new tissue growth.  But, I agree that if all else fails, a shot may be worth a try, I wish him the addition.</p>
<p>Your husband should do the shots.  I wish him good luck.</p>
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