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Steroid Injection

Steroid or corticosteroid injections are used to reduce pain and inflammation in conditions like arthritis, sciatica, bursitis, gout, plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, and reactive arthritis. Some of the risk factors are joint infections, nerve damage, osteoporosis, and osteonecrosis.

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I have gout on my left foot. Is taking Prednisone safe?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with gout in left foot. It has been bothering me for a couple of weeks. Last month, I had issue with my elbow and took Prednisone. Recently, doctor said I cannot take Prednisone again so soon and was essentially struggling. Are there any other treatment options or drugs? H...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to No, there is no such restriction about restarting Prednisone. As long as there is a clinical need and we have exhausted other options then there is no contraindication to restart steroids. Surely, NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) should be tried before proc...  Read Full »

My wife has pain in her lower abdomen and back. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Since last few days my wife (she is pregnant) is suffering from pain in the lower abdomen and back. We have visited our gynaecologist to watch whether the pain is due to labour or not. After checking, he said the pain is not for labour. He prescribed pain killer Duvadilan retard (Isoxs...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The ultrasound report is perfectly fine and the baby is average 36 weeks of gestation and head down position, placenta is normal and so is the AFI (Amniotic Fluid Index) and weight of the...  Read Full »

I have sinus and cervical spine issues. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have mucosal thickening with aerated secretions in the sphenoid sinuses with surrounding hyperostosis. The mucosal thickening in left maxillary sinus is greater than right maxillary sinus, with trace aerated secretions. Also, opacification of right mastoid air cells and right middle ear...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have sent me the verbatim report of the MRI of the cervical spine and the mastoids. This, however, is very little to help me as I do not know the exact symptoms you have. Do you have more problems with your mastoids or the neck? Do you have pain in the neck or does...  Read Full »

I am a 28-year-old male suffering from psoriasis and I am concerned about taking Kenacort injections. Is this medication safe for long term use?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28-year-old male and I have been suffering from psoriasis for more than 10 years. Finally, Kenacort 40 milligram injection IA (intra-articular) is effective for me. I just want to know how safe it is to take this medicine for the long term. I need to take the injection once a mon...  Read Full »

Dr. S. Renjana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Please do the following: Please send a clear photograph to assess the severity. Steroid injections are not the proper treatment for it so please let me know who started the treatment. Do you have involvement of the who...  Read Full »

How to reduce the pain present in the left thigh?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 60-year-old female. I am not overweight. I exercise daily. I have episodes of enormous pain in my left thigh under the muscle. It does not look like muscle spasms. It seems to happen when I try to move my knee. It occurs mostly at night time when I am lying down or when I am sleep...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your query. You can consider doing an epidural steroid injection for controlling the painful episodes. You should discuss the option with your physician for doing it. You can also have a hip joint issues. You can also consult an orthopedist for knowing t...  Read Full »

Will steroid injection affect the outcome of the liposuction done around my jowl area?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a liposculpture procedure around my jowl area last month. And I was prescribed to take a five-day course of oral Prednisone and a steroid injection for a severe allergic reaction that is not related to the surgery. My question is, will the steroids injection ruin my overall resul...  Read Full »

Dr. Kuljyot Bajaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; How much fat was injected during liposuction? Did you have any other added procedure on face? Which area of your body was affected by allergic reaction? Is this the first time you have taken...  Read Full »

Are PRP injections useful in chronic coccydynia?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 30-year-old male suffering from coccydynia for many years due to injury. I fell back on cement at that time. X-ray showed a hairline fracture. The doctor said it will heal. Use donut cushion but the pain did not relieve. My pain symptoms are localized pain only in the coccyx area...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your condition is called coccydynia and usually, most of the patients improve with conservative treatment. You have also taken steroid injections which might have had given you relief for a few days. (Not mentioned in history but I am assuming). Surgery for the same is ...  Read Full »

Is getting steroid injection before ablation for neck pain better?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had right-sided chronic cervical neck pain for the past six months. My MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) revealed bulging discs, C6-C7 and C5-C6 osteophytes and severe bilateral stenosis, and typical degenerative disc disease. I visited a pain doctor hoping for a cervical steroid pr...  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. Four years ago, you had had the same condition and were treated with cervical steroid injections (three), and the pain disappeared. Now, the pain has reappeared. Hen...  Read Full »

How long after a Cortisone shot can I have surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a Cortisone shot 10 days ago. It did not help. I will most likely be undergoing surgery for a hip arthroscopy and/or sports hernia. How long do I have to wait after the cortisone shot to have surgery to not risk infection? Also, I take 500 mg turmeric, a multivitamin, 2400 mg vit...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are two schools of thought regarding the risk of infection in total knee/hip replacement after local steroid injections. As the causes of infection are multifactorial, results favoring both schools of thought are seen. Since you are only undergoing arthroscopy ...  Read Full »

Does Cissus extract promote tendon healing?

Query: Hi doctor,My father is suffering from shoulder stiffness, especially in the evening and at night. As he gets pain with some physical activities, he is avoiding most of the physical activities. Even 3 hours of car traveling will result in shoulder pain. He had an MRI scan and I have attached the repo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Cissus quadrangular extract will not help much for the tendon as such, but you can continue that for the bones. I suggest tablet Tendocare (a combination of Collagen peptide, Sodium hyaluronate, Chondroitin sodium sulfate, and vitamin C) thrice daily for three month...  Read Full »

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