Cortisone injections (shots) are a therapy used to ease joint pain and swelling. The medication cortisone is injected into the affected area reducing inflammation and providing comfort to the patient. They are often recommended to those suffering from medical conditions such as arthritis, gout, and tendonitis. They can also be used to treat injuries from physical activity.
The shorts are typically administered along with local anesthesia. There are some side effects to cortisone so the number of treatments a patient should receive in a year is closely monitored. It is essential to work with your provider to understand if injections are right for you.