Been having an on going problem with shin splints, been to the doctor and he has given me a cortisone injection, has anyone had one before & if so do they work?
Really want to get back into running, its been so long now, missing out on loads of races!
Had one in my elbow for tennis elbow. Was soooo painful the hairs on my head are standing up even thinking about how much it hurt!
But it did work. It just took a while!
I had them in my knees a couple of months ago for an arthritis related problem. It was flippin nippy but overnight I noticed a difference. A couple of weeks later I felt great and continue to do so.
I read this thread with dread as I awaited my appt on 20 aug for cortisone under ultrasound guidance to area surrounding achilles tendon.
For those reading this with the same dread - I would say don;t panic. My experience was not as bad at all. Ok I felt it, but it was not ''that bad''. A bit throbby but nothing really. I had cortisone mixed with local anaesthetic.Maybe it was not so bad as was done with the help of guidance from ultrasound. I don't know. But I would not say it was really painful.so best of luck!
(Meant to be) running the New York marathon 3 weeks on Sunday, but have been out due to shin splints after my 2nd 20-mile long run. So...the dilemma is, should I try 30 mins to see how it feels ? Or just leave it and rock up in NYC without any further training ? Or try and get a cortisone jag...?!
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