Cortisone injections are commonly used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. They provide an effective anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving treatment directly to the joint or soft tissues causing pain. We are very proud to be able to offer cortisone injections under ultrasound guidance as a treatment option at Lingwood. The administration of Cortisone injection is an advanced skill that requires extensive post-graduate training.
How long do the benefits of a cortisone shot last?
How long does cortisone injection last? The effect of a cortisone shot can last anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months. As cortisone reduces inflammation, it can make you feel great. However, this effect is only temporary as cortisone does not cure the disease process.
Are cortisone injections worth it?
If arthritis pain is preventing you from doing everyday activities, going to work, or exercising, a cortisone shot may be worth considering. Keep in mind that a cortisone shot should just be one part of a larger treatment plan that helps you maintain long-term joint pain relief.