Everyone is aware of the common uses and healing effects of Cortisone injections. At Restorative Medicine: IV Therapy, we offer injections of Cortisone because of the proven benefits they provide to those suffering from inflammation, swelling, and joint pain. A Cortisone injection is a short-term, but fast-acting treatment, so patients can get back to being physically mobile and feeling better quickly
Our immune system is an amazing thing, most of the time. But, in some instances immune system reactions, especially if they go into overdrive, can cause swelling, pain, and stiffness in the joints. This can make it very challenging to get about physically and live life. Joint pain can be the result of an auto-immune disorder, an injury to joint tissue, or an infection that affects the joints. Restorative Medicine: IV Therapy is a clinic dedicated to preventative health and healing using infusions and injections of compounds already found in the body, like Cortisone.
What is Cortisone?
At Restorative Medicine, Cortisone injections are made up of corticosteroid medication. This is a synthetic compound, a type of steroid that mimics that of cortisol, a hormone produced in the adrenal gland. Unlike the steroids used by athletes and bodybuilders to build muscle mass, these injections are made up of corticosteroids, which reduce inflammation.
Cortisone Injections can be administered anywhere in the body. As a general injection, it can be given as an intramuscular treatment into a large muscle group, like the gluteus muscle group in the buttocks or the deltoid muscles in the shoulder. From there, it’s absorbed into the bloodstream. This is an effective treatment for systemic issues like rheumatoid arthritis, severe asthma, or allergic reactions. A local injection treats specific joint problems with a tendon, bursa, or cartilage.
What are the Benefits of a Cortisone Injection?
Cortisone uses vary. A cortisone shot is typically offered when there is swelling in a tendon, ligament, or cartilage. These are joint tissues that all work together to connect the bones in a joint and keep it flexible. Often, when there is a problem with tissues in the joint, it’s because it has become inflamed. When there is an injury, or an auto-immune condition, joint disease, or infection, tissues around the joint swell up to protect the area. This causes pain and stiffness, which is often debilitating.
Cortisone shots at Restorative Medicine work almost immediately to reduce swelling and eliminate fluid build-up.This is a common treatment for problems in the knee or discomfort in the hip, shoulder, or wrist. It can also be used to treat pain in the elbow, back, or spine.
What Conditions do Cortisone Injections treat?
When the body reacts strongly to an allergen, the immune system kicks into overdrive, which results in acute inflammation, especially in the lungs. A Cortisone injection is recommended. Auto-immune conditions, like arthritis, can cause terrible pain and joint issues as well. Or if an injury or tear in a ligament, tendon or cartilage in a joint causes extreme tenderness, making it impossible to move, cortisone can help.
Dr. Vladimir Alexeyenko and Restorative Medicine: IV Therapy provide Cortisone injections in our office for patients from New York NY and these surrounding areas: New York, Manhattan, NYC, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Battery Park City, Financial District, TriBeCa, Chinatown, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, Lower East Side, NoHo, SoHo, Chinatown, Wards Island, Washington Heights, West Village, Alphabet City, East Village, Lower East Side, Two Bridges, Chelsea, Clinton, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Murray Hill, Peter Cooper Village, Stuyvesant Town, Sutton Place, Tudor City, Turtle Bay, Inwood, Spanish Harlem, Waterside Plaza, Lincoln Square, Manhattan Valley, Upper West Side, Lenox Hill, Roosevelt Island, Upper East Side, Yorkville, Hamilton Heights, Manhattanville, Morningside Heights, Harlem, Polo Grounds, East Harlem and Randall’s Island