Cortisone injections are extremely safe, but they do still have potential problems. If you are concerned about having a cortisone shot, talk with your doctor. While cortisone is a powerful treatment for many orthopedic conditions, there are usually other options that can also be tried. Many doctors will offer an injection as they are quick, easy, and most often effective. However, your doctor should also be able to offer other treatments for inflammation that may also be effective for those that cannot have, or don't want, a cortisone injection.
Hi Juliana, quick question. You know those annoying and embarrasing deep set lines you got all over your hands and stuff? How long did it take for it to go away, or at least become less noticable? Because I now have them all over my hands since this May and it really lowered my self esteem and stressed me out because when I would go to school or out in public people would always ask what happened to me. Also, is it normal for the irritated skin on my two hands to turn to the color red, then dark brown? Because that’s what happened right around the time the lines appeared.
In an ironic twist, the thing that causes tennis elbow (tennis) – can also help in the recovery process. Just hold a regular tennis ball held in your palm – and squeeze it as hard as you can. Initially, you will find this to be difficult – since your hand will have very little strength. As you do this more and more – you will find your grip getting stronger. This is the simplest and one of the more effective exercises that I did. I carried that ball everywhere (I didn’t care if other lunch folks saw me squeezing a tennis ball while waiting for my food..). Again – like the rest of the exercises – there is no limit to how often you do this. As much as possible!