I have heard that you can only have 3 cortisone injections over a lifetime. Is that true?

Corticosteroids are steroid medications that are frequently used to help minimize inflammation.  They can be administered orally, topically, or by injection into a specific area or intravascularly.  In contrast to anabolic steroids, which are those steroids that are used to build muscle mass, corticosteroids are catabolic steroids, which “break down” as opposed to “build up”.  […]

What does a Cortisone Injection do for my shoulder?

 Cortisone is the generic name for a host of different injectable corticosteroids.  These substances have anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce inflammation in the location of the injection.  They can be injected  into many different locations in and around the shoulder.  By helping to reduce inflammation, they also then provide pain relief.  Cortisone injections, however, […]