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Old 04-10-2013, 12:54 PM   #1
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Cortisone Flare

Hi Everyone

Long (long long long, lol) story short, I've had major ankle problems the past 1.5 years, including a surgery 4 months ago. My surgery didn't exactly achieve the results we wanted, & there's still a lot of swelling in my ankle. Anyhow--

I had a cortisone injection into my ankle (not into the tendon, into the general area) almost a year ago. I had a HORRIBLE reaction- probably a cortisone flare? I was in so much pain, I couldn't put weight on my foot for 2 days. My doc now (diff doc) says that based on my most recent MRI (last week), a cortisone injection right by the bone could really do me some good. I am a little resistant, due to how much pain (& the zero relief) that I got from the last one, but I scheduled my appt for next month.

My question is- if I had a reaction (/cortisone flare, prob) last time- am I more likely to have one again? I've read some places that it's a genetic thing- the way your body reacts to the medicine- which would suggest that yes, I have a good chance of reacting the same way?

Has anyone had multiple injections & always had a flare reaction?

Has anyone had a reaction on some injections, but not others??


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