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Corticosteroid Injection

September 6, 2012

Cortisone Injection

Has your doctor recommended a cortisone shot for your knee pain?  The human body produces cortisone naturally when under stress.  Cortisone is a steroid manufactured in the adrenal gland.  It is delivered through the blood stream and its affects can last for minutes.

The cortisone your doctor wants to give you is synthetic.  Though man-made, it closely resembles the steroid made in your body.  The big difference is that the injected version is delivered directly to where the pain is and it lasts a lot longer.  How long the pain relief lasts will vary from person to person.



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