Cortisone injections are a commonly prescribed treatment for a wide range of orthopedic conditions including arthritis, tendonitis, and bursitis. They contain a corticosteroid to reduce inflammation and an anesthetic to relieve pain. Administered directly into the site of inflammation, these injections can provide rapid and targeted relief.
Cortisone is a synthetic version of cortisol, a steroid naturally produced by the adrenal glands in our body. It works by suppressing the immune system, thereby reducing inflammation and swelling at the site of injury. The anesthetic present in the injection numbs the area, providing immediate pain relief.
At Lifebridge Health Centre, we ensure that our cortisone injections are administered by experienced professionals. Our team aims to make the procedure as comfortable and effective as possible. These injections can provide significant relief from pain and inflammation, improving mobility and quality of life for our patients.
While cortisone injections can offer fast and effective relief, they may have some potential risks. These include infection, allergic reactions, and bleeding or bruising at the injection site. In rare cases, repeated injections might thin the skin or weaken tendons. It is vital to discuss these risks with our health care professionals at Lifebridge Health Centre before the procedure.
Cortisone injections provide a powerful tool for managing inflammation and pain associated with many orthopedic conditions. Lifebridge Health Centre is committed to providing safe and effective treatment plans tailored to individual patient needs. Always consult with our health professionals to understand the potential benefits and risks involved in your treatment.