Cortisone Injections in Coconut Creek FL


Cortisone shots are injections that can help relieve pain, swelling, and irritation in a specific area of your body. They’re most often injected into joints — such as the ankle, elbow, hip, knee, shoulder, spine, or wrist. Even the small joints in the hands or feet might benefit from cortisone shots.

A cortisone shot in Coconut Creek FL usually contains a corticosteroid medicine for pain relief over time and a local anesthetic for pain relief right away. Often, you can receive one at your doctor’s office. Because of potential side effects, the number of shots given in a year generally is limited.

What can a Coconut Creek FL cortisone shot help?

Cortisone shots might be most effective in treating inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis. They also can be part of treatment for other conditions, including:

  • Back pain
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendinitis

What you can expect

During the cortisone shot your care provider might ask you to change into a gown. You’ll then be positioned so that the needle can be inserted easily into the joint. The area around the injection site is cleaned. The care provider might also spray a medicine that numbs an area where the needle will be inserted.

You’ll likely feel some pressure when the needle is inserted. Let your care provider know if you have a lot of discomfort. The medicine is then released into the injection site. Typically, cortisone shots include a corticosteroid medicine to relieve pain, swelling, and irritation over time plus an anesthetic medicine to provide pain relief right away.

After the cortisone shot some people have redness and a feeling of warmth of the chest and face after a cortisone shot. If you have diabetes, a cortisone shot might temporarily increase your blood sugar levels.

After a cortisone shot, your care team might ask that you:

  • Protect the area for a day or two. For instance, if you received a cortisone shot in your shoulder, avoid heavy lifting. If you received a cortisone shot in your knee, stay off your feet when you can.
  • Use ice on the injection site as needed to relieve pain. Don’t use heating pads.
  • Do not use a bathtub, hot tub, or whirlpool for two days. It’s OK to shower.
  • Watch for signs of infection, including increasing pain, redness, and swelling lasting more than 48 hours.

The results of cortisone shots typically depend on the reason for the treatment. Cortisone shots commonly cause a short-term flare in pain, swelling, and irritation for up to two days after the injection. After that, the pain, swelling, and irritation should generally lessen. The pain relief can last up to several months.

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North Broward Wellness Center

6550 N State Rd 7
Coconut Creek, FL 33073

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