Cortisone Injection in Cabramatta
Westside Medical Imaging can provide people who live in the Cabramatta area with an injection of corticosteroids, which contains cortisone that is designed to mimic the body’s natural production of cortisol. Cortisone, like cortisol, reduces inflammation and is commonly injected into joints such as the shoulder, elbow, hip, ankle, knee, spine, or wrist. It delivers potent medicine directly to the affected area which calms down the immune system and relieves pain.
The injection slowly releases hydrocortisone into the part of your body that is painful or swollen. We perform this procedure under ultrasound or X-ray guidance, to ensure pinpoint accuracy and optimal effectiveness.
Frequently Asked Questions
How painful is the procedure?
A local anaesthetic medicine is also usually added to the corticosteroid injection and this can relieve your pain immediately. After a few hours, the anaesthetic will wear off, and you may feel some pain or discomfort until the anti-inflammatory effect kicks in, which is usually after a couple of days.
What can a cortisone shot help me with?
A cortisone injection can help with arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, which causes a joint to become inflamed, painful, and swollen. They can also be used as part of treatment for back pain, bursa inflammation, gout, osteoarthritis, tendinitis and other conditions.
What should I expect after the injection?
You should wait at least 15 minutes after a cortisone shot before going home. Sometimes, injections make you feel dizzy or lightheaded, yet this effect settles down after a few minutes. Afterwards, in some cases the cortisone may result in palpitations, hot flushes, insomnia, and mild mood disturbance, yet this usually resolves within 24 hours and no treatment is required.
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