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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What is the treatment for disc bulge other than surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a disc bulge at L4, L5, and S1. As a result, I have back pain. Physical therapy or painkillers do not work. I read that there are some types of injections, which help with the pain. Some of these injections give permanent relief, and some give temporary relief. Can you please li...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are no permanent injections available. However, there are injections which are temporary and last for a few months to a year. These are a mix of steroid and anesthesia drugs like Depo-Medrol (Methylprednisolone acetate) and spinal Lignocaine. However, their effica...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for plantar fasciitis?

Query: Hi doctor, From the last three years, I have severe foot pain. The doctor told me it is because of plantar fasciitis. I took four Cortisone injections, and I wear special boots, but I did not get any relief. So, I took an MRI, and I am attaching my MRI reports with this query. What do the results...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have chronic plantar fasciitis, which is the cause of the foot pain. The MRI is also supportive of this diagnosis. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen 200 mg, twice daily,...  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 re...  Read Full »


Dr. Kuljyot Bajaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query.Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) How much fat was injected during liposuction? 2) Did you have any other added procedure on face? 3) Which area of your body was affected by allergic reaction? 4) Is this the first tim...  Read Full »

Can cortisone injection help in treating tennis elbow?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother is 71 years old, and she is suffering from pain in the right arm for more than a month now. She has pain in the elbow, shoulder, wrist, and fingers. She is not able to grip even light objects with the fingers. We consulted an orthopedic doctor, who is suspecting tennis elbow. He ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very unusual for a 71 year old woman to get tennis elbow, so I am not sure that it is the correct diagnosis. Assuming the diagnosis is correct, then I will recommend waiting and continuing physiotherapy, ultrasound therapy, TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve ...  Read Full »

I suffer from tinnitus after being exposed to loud gunshots. Will it go away?

Query: Hi doctor,I have tinnitus after being exposed to loud gun shots, as well as a firework being set off only a few feets away from me. The ringing is only in the right ear. It is the fourth day now that it has been going on. I cut steel for a living, and I do wear earplugs at work. But, the additional ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since it is due to recent exposure to loud sounds, there is a good chance that the tinnitus will resolve. You might have to take some steroid tablets or injections inside the ear to relieve any inflammation around the nerve. Also, it becomes pertinent that you get...  Read Full »

How long does it take for uveitis to damage the eyes permanently?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has been diagnosed with posterior idiopathic uveitis, and she also has type 1 diabetes. The diagnosis was made about six weeks ago, and three weeks ago she was put on Prednisone, but I am not sure. Her eyesight was originally blurred around the periphery, which became clear...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Permanent vision damage occurs due to many causes like cystoid macular edema, glaucoma, or neovascularization, leading to retinal detachment. It is tough to comment if any of these will happen to your kid or not. Moreover, it is tough to predict the occurrence of this...  Read Full »

What is the best way to eliminate wrist ganglion without surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got a ganglion on my wrist, evidently occurred after an excessive wrist bending during an exercise. It happened about six months back and was examined by a physician. For the last two months, it has increased in size. Though it does not cause any pain, it is a bit bothersome. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sharing the picture with us (attachment removed to protect patient identity). If it is causing pain on flexion and extension of the wrist, and cause limitation to activities then consider getting a surgical opinion for possible resection. I know you do no...  Read Full »

Please help me deal with sciatica in both my legs.

Query: Hi doctor,I am dealing with sciatica in both legs. I have a burning sensation with tingling and sharp shooting pain in both legs. I am feeling hard to stand for a long time. I got a sciatic flareup due to a slip in a fall accident. It happened six years back. I was diagnosed with lumbar facet syndro...  Read Full »


Dr. Santosh-kumar Bashyal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to understand the physiology of facet joints. It helps to have healthy movement and intervertebral disc provides stability for each motion segment. Aging, osteoporosis, and traumatic injury can damage facet joints and it is the leading cause of back pain. It is...  Read Full »

Do intratympanic steroids help severe tinnitus?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 25 years old. I have severe tinnitus due to initial noise trauma for a month. Nobody in the emergency helped me. Can I have intratympanic steroids? I was prescribed Prednisone and Lorazepam. After tapering Prednisone, I hear the noise louder.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the concern, tinnitus is a perception of a ringing sound. It is of two types. They are subjective and objective. Subjective tinnitus is heard only in patients. The objective tinnitus is heard by both doctor and patient. Tinnitus is not a disease but a symptom of ...  Read Full »

How to treat inflammatory arthritis with multiple joints involvement?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recurrent inflammatory arthritis with significant pain, tenderness, and restricted ROM on my right shoulder. The ortho gave steroid injections with minimal response. MRI of R shoulder shows AC inflammatory joint arthritis. I also have a TMJ problem with severe headaches. Occipi...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the information and history provided, you have inflammatory arthritis of multiple joints with neural involvement. I could see that you have the involvement of cartilages as well. Investigations suggest you have positive RF (rheumatic factor). There are a fe...  Read Full »

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