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Discussion: Cortisone shots?

in: Adventure Racing; General

Nov 30, 2021 8:34 PM # 
Anyone have experience cortisone shots? I'm getting one tomorrow for a lingering injury (sprained sacroiliac joint) and wanted to see if anyone had any experience with cortisone and returning to regular exercise afterwards.
Nov 30, 2021 9:07 PM # 
Here's a review article discussing various aspects of SIJ disease. Looks like the cortisone injx is the first step and often brings lasting (6+ mos) improvement. Hopefully you're in that category! I would caution against putting much weight on individual people's reported experience (anecdotal evidence).
Nov 30, 2021 9:12 PM # 
Thanks MH! I trust that you have experience treating stubborn asses like myself :)
Dec 1, 2021 4:10 PM # 
A few :) RHtrailvet is more the 'assman' though (if you're not too young to get the Seinfeld reference)
Dec 1, 2021 9:20 PM # 
Oh I got it. Seinfeld just got added to Netflix if you've got some extra hours planned on the trainer this winter.

After talking it over with my doctor today, I ended up not getting the injection. I'm going to lay off all running over the winter and do some intensive physical therapy in hopes that clears it up.
Dec 23, 2021 12:27 AM # 
I got 2 cortisone shots at the same session a while back for plantar fasciitis. It worked when nothing else had, but woo boy, it was painful. I had three kids without drugs but those shots hurt worse :). I’d still do it again (kinda of like having more than one kid!) because I had done 3 months of no running, I’d worn a boot for 6 weeks, and I’d had a single cortisone shot without result.
Dec 23, 2021 4:13 PM # 
That's great to know, thanks for sharing! I decided against getting the shot in favor of shutting down over the winter and doing intensive PT, but if it's still a problem in March, I'll prepare myself mentally for the pain.
Dec 29, 2021 12:02 PM # 
Late to the party here, wanted to add my experience. I had a ganglian cyst in my left foot, and the year it happened it was in September (WT, USARA plus training) and I got a shot to get me through until having surgery to remove the cyst. I didn't experience any pain.

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