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.
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).https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC77375...
Thanks MH! I trust that you have experience treating stubborn asses like myself :)
A few :) RHtrailvet is more the 'assman' though (if you're not too young to get the Seinfeld reference)
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.
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.
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.
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.