"My doctor wants to give me a cortisone injection in my knee for my osteoarthritis. That's just a short-term fix, isn't it? Won't the pain just come back?" Knee pain from osteoarthritis (OA) can range from mild to severe. There are several treatments available for osteoarthritis knee pain. These treatments range from nutritional interventions, supplements, and exercise all the way to injections and, potentially, even surgery.
In this blog, we'll talk about all of these options. But first, we'll talk about medication and injections for osteoarthritis pain relief.
Oral medications are one option. These medications range from simple painkillers (such as Tylenol , tramadol , and narcotics ) to anti-inflammatory medications (such as Advil and Celebrex ). The problem with any medication, of course, is that they all have the potential for side effects, and some of these side effects can be serious. There are ...
Generic Name: CORTISONE - ORAL Pronounced: (KOR-ti-sone) Cortisone Oral Uses
Cortisone is a corticosteroid hormone (glucocorticoid). It
decreases your body's natural defensive response and reduces symptoms such as
swelling and allergic-type reactions.
This medication is used to treat conditions such as
arthritis, blood/hormone/immune system disorders, allergic reactions, certain
skin and eye conditions, breathing problems, and certain
How To Use Cortisone Oral
Take this medication by mouth with food or milk to prevent
stomach upset. Take this medication by mouth with a full glass of water (8
ounces/240 milliliters) unless your doctor directs you otherwise. If you take
this medication once daily, take it in the morning before 9 AM. If you are
taking this medication every other day or on another schedule besides a daily
one, it may help to mark your calendar with a reminder.
The dosage and length of treatment are based o...
I had an opportunity to talk with Robert Fisher, professional travel writer and editor at Frommers.com. Bob and I could have been separated at birth we have so many allergies in common, but most inspiring is how he's safely traveled the world for the past 30 or so years with allergies. For anyone who has allergies or is the parent of a child with allergies, you know how frightening it can be to eat somewhere new, leaving your safe home base. Below, Robert tells me some of his experiences, both the good, the bad and the itchy. SLOANE MILLER: What are your allergies? ROBERT FISHER: I'm anaphylactically allergic to peanuts and legumes like green peas, as well as having asthma and the usual environmental allergies to pollen, dust , dogs and cats. SM: Wow, just like me! Do you have your Epi-Pen and Benadryl with you? RF: Yes and prednisone as well. SM: We're like twins! I have the same medications in my purse and I always carry th...
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