Cortisone Injections - Advice

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Found 24th Oct 2008
My missus is in pain with severe tennis elbow, she had a cortisone injection which worked instantly then faded over a few weeks, the second injection doesnt seem to of done anything as its still hurting. Anyone else had this, offer any advice ? Ive got her one of them velcro bands, but that doesnt help either.

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Look no further than your avatar :thumbsup:

What he said ^^^^^^

They are both true........

Also, she should begin taking a Glucosamine supplement, good for joints

i had the injection myself 3 weeks ago and its worked like a dream on my left elbow .. still waiting for the right one to be done ... its such a painful condition i feel for her but cant offer any advice and im just hoping mine last

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modoc;3277787

Look no further than your avatar :thumbsup:



Cant get any strong enough !!!! Damn government with its stooooopid pointless rules.

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choc1969;3277841

They are both true........Also, she should begin taking a Glucosamine … They are both true........Also, she should begin taking a Glucosamine supplement, good for joints



Will look into this, thanks.

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sigma;3277878

I had two injections in my shoulder joint, & was told they don't always … I had two injections in my shoulder joint, & was told they don't always offer long term pain relief. Unfortunately it had no real effect for me, I think it depends on the individual & their specific condition/injury. I take a high dose Omega 3 supplement.(from Boots), but be careful of the combined omega supplements as there are some possible negatives for omega 6 etc :thumbsup:



Will look into this suggestion also, thanks.

Big_Bad_Nige;3277895

Cant get any strong enough !!!! Damn government with its stooooopid … Cant get any strong enough !!!! Damn government with its stooooopid pointless rules.



where do you live ? :whistling:

was her pain due to an injury or just general wear and tear?
if it was an injury and its taking longer than normal to heal then i would suggest she ask her doctor/physio about the possibility of RSD. its a long shot but if it is RSD and she catches it early then she would be fine.

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Rsd ?
And were not sure, she works as a Care Assistant has done so for years, so lots of lifting & carrying etc.....

choc1969;3277841

she should begin taking a Glucosamine supplement, good for joints



This is good advice. A friend of mine is a tennis coach, and obviously he has had strain on his wrists, shoulders and knees. When I had a knee problem, he suggested using Glucosamine, but at double the dosage as seen on the label at Holland & Barrett. Apparently the stuff used by sports persons is better than we can buy in the shops. I did as he said and found improvement with a week, and the problem disappeared within three weeks.

that sounds more like wear & tear. RSD Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a suprisingly common condition where (usually due to an injury) the nervous system cannot turn off its pain receptors. i suffer from this condition myself and have done so for nearly 13 years now. in my case i banged my funny bone on a door frame, local hospital missed the fracture and after 10 months of pain i was finally diagnosed with RSD. in very basic terms my brain thinks my elbow is still broken and i still have the same level of pain as immediately after the accident. its incurable if not caught straight away. but if there's not a single incident/accident then in your case it sounds more like normal tennis elbow

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wolf359;3278163

that sounds more like wear & tear. RSD Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is … that sounds more like wear & tear. RSD Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a suprisingly common condition where (usually due to an injury) the nervous system cannot turn off its pain receptors. i suffer from this condition myself and have done so for nearly 13 years now. in my case i banged my funny bone on a door frame, local hospital missed the fracture and after 10 months of pain i was finally diagnosed with RSD. in very basic terms my brain thinks my elbow is still broken and i still have the same level of pain as immediately after the accident. its incurable if not caught straight away. but if there's not a single incident/accident then in your case it sounds more like normal tennis elbow



Ouch, that sounds nasty ! No, I dont think there was any one specific incident to associate this with, so it sounds like normal tennis elbow then. Thanks for the info.

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Predikuesi;3278155

This is good advice. A friend of mine is a tennis coach, and obviously he … This is good advice. A friend of mine is a tennis coach, and obviously he has had strain on his wrists, shoulders and knees. When I had a knee problem, he suggested using Glucosamine, but at double the dosage as seen on the label at Holland & Barrett. Apparently the stuff used by sports persons is better than we can buy in the shops. I did as he said and found improvement with a week, and the problem disappeared within three weeks.



This seems to be the next step, Ive looked online for Glucosamine supplements, but there are literally hundreds of different ones, some including this, some including that..... can you or your friend recommend a good one ?

Big_Bad_Nige;3278210

This seems to be the next step, Ive looked online for Glucosamine … This seems to be the next step, Ive looked online for Glucosamine supplements, but there are literally hundreds of different ones, some including this, some including that..... can you or your friend recommend a good one ?



I get my mums from ]Healthy Direct, they have 360 1000mg ones for £7.50, free delivery and they usually come within 3 days.

Higher strength ones ]1500mg, £12.50 for 360

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choc1969;3278271

I get my mums from ]Healthy Direct, they have 360 1000mg ones for £7.50, … I get my mums from ]Healthy Direct, they have 360 1000mg ones for £7.50, free delivery and they usually come within 3 days.Higher strength ones ]1500mg, £12.50 for 360



Thanks, will give them a try !

Rep added to all helpful posters.

There is an operation to relieve the tension on the tendon.its a z cut so tendon extends.works for some.They only do after 3 injections.

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