What We Treat
Cortisone is a very safe and useful medication. The type of cortisone given is similar to the type of cortisone your body produces naturally. It is useful in halting an ongoing inflammatory process that is impeding your body’s ability to heal itself. It can, in many instances, halt the painful process permanently. In other instances, it is useful in the short-term treatment of pain so additional modalities have a greater opportunity to effect a cure of the problem. Cortisone will not dissolve bone spurs, but it is useful in shrinking swollen and inflamed soft tissues.
If a cortisone injection is suggested and you have concerns, we encourage you to discuss them with us. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality care. Part of providing that care is ensuring that you are comfortable with the plan and understand the treatment.