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Has anyone ever had these?<br><br>
I saw an ortho for my knee pain today. He confirmed that its just arthritis. But my pain has been severe enough that he talked me into giving me a cortisone shot today. He said it will get rid of the pain for about 6 mos or so.<br><br>
He also told me that common sense would tell me not to run. (I never claimed to have common sense)<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this. Will it really help? Are there side effects that I should watch for? How did it effect your running, if it did?<br><br>
This is cross posted in the Side Line but I wanted to post it here too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Thanks for any info you can share with me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Let's see...I've had cortisone shots in my elbow, shoulder, and heel, and ALL were for inflammation. Pain relief is achieved by the cortisone reducing the inflammation. If your arthritis pain is due to joint lining inflammation, then cortisone could likely help temporarily. If the pain is due to bone-on-bone contact, I don't see how it would help.<br><br>
Many of us geezers swear by glucosamine to help with arthritis. I've been taking it for about two years, and my knees are about the only healthy part on my legs. Not sure if glucosamine is the reason, but I must be doing something right to keep them working.
 

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...sierra//........<br>
.just remember, it may not hurt,<br>
but it Ain't Fixed......<br><br><br>
they used to do this to the RaceHorses at Keeneland,,,,,,<br>
,,then they'd celebrate by shooting the horse,,,,<br>
,post-race,,,<br><br>
(either that,<br>
or I had an <b>awful lot</b> of Jockeys fillings Rxs<br>
for bursitis<br>
and fluid retention....<br>
we were the closest DrugStore to Keeneland RaceTrack)
 

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...runnin//......seriously, for 5-years, these little 4-foot tall Jockeys and their Trainers would come in with ''Bute'' (butazolidin alka) and Lasix RXs.....<br><br>
......after about the first 100,,,,one of the Older Pharmacists clued me in to what they were doing....<br><br>
.......they flushed the anti-inflammatory out before the Race (with the Lasix),<br>
if the horse tore up running it, they <b>shot</b> the horse/////......<br><br>
I was speechless............(doesn't happen often).....<br><br>
I wouldn't fill 'em after that,<br>
but they just got one of the other guys to do it.<br>
Typical Chain-Store.<br>
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,,,,,,,ps,,,,,,,,sorry for the hijack sierra//....<br><br>
..the point is, don't tear up because you <b>can't feel</b> the pain....<br>
(anti-inflammatories are fine,<br>
as long as you fix what was making it ''Flammatory'')<br><br>
.......what works with Horses,<br>
usually works on Runners......<br><br>
(although there's probably better ways to word that)
 

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hmmmm, are you saying I'm a horse? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
Yeah, I wont do it again. Now that I did it, I have heard all the horrible reasons for NOT doing it! Oh well. I guess I will have a few months of being pain free and finding another way to deal with it!<br><br>
Thanks for the info everyone! I do appreciate it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 
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