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    Corticosteroid Injections for Rotator Cuff Disorders

    Does anyone have experience with self injection of corticosteroids into the shoulder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg
    Does anyone have experience with self injection of corticosteroids into the shoulder?
    I've only had one in my shoulder. Doctor did an X-ray before to help target right area. I was told by others that it can be too high or too low and not hit the right area. I don't know if that's true? Mine went well.

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    Yes, I have had a couple in both shoulders. It does help a bit but not a cure, it only helps with the pain. DONT do any lifting for 2 weeks after the injection because it can damage the tendons more. Also dont do more than 3 injections into one are or it will also start to deteriorate the tendons.

    Cortisone Decreases Bone, Ligament and Tendon Strength by Ross Hauser, MD

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    Had my injection done today and got prescribed naproxen 500mg/day. Will only do Legs and Abs for two weeks and see how it feels to make sure I am not using that darn shoulder. Thanks for the advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg
    Had my injection done today and got prescribed naproxen 500mg/day. Will only do Legs and Abs for two weeks and see how it feels to make sure I am not using that darn shoulder. Thanks for the advice! ~t
    Should be feeling better in a few hours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    Yes, I have had a couple in both shoulders. It does help a bit but not a cure, it only helps with the pain. DONT do any lifting for 2 weeks after the injection because it can damage the tendons more. Also dont do more than 3 injections into one are or it will also start to deteriorate the tendons.

    Cortisone Decreases Bone, Ligament and Tendon Strength by Ross Hauser, MD
    LB thanks for this,I'm not a big fan of steroid injections due to the fact they are not a cure. I'm on my 2nd one for the shoulder and I must say they do help with pain. I've gotta get recovered a little more from my knee and then I'll get the shoulder done.

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