Bad cortisone injection. Knee has been inflamed for 10 months

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Bad cortisone injection. Knee has been inflamed for 10 months

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I had a cortisone injection 10 months ago and my knee flared up really bad. I was dancing around each day for hours bored in the corona virus. I though the swelling would go down. It did not.

After 3 months I contacted my OS and he said try to rest.

I have tried mobic and tumeric. That did something

Massage seems to be the best

Everyday I massage the hell out of my knee.

I am wondering if anyone has any remedies to make the swelling go down?
Left knee
- 2005 car crash garde IV lesion lateral femoral condyle
-2011 ACI, chondromalcia type result
-2013 lateral facistectomy of left patella

Right knee
- Bone bruise and blister in intercondylar notch
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Re: Bad cortisone injection. Knee has been inflamed for 10 months

Post by vickster »

Ice? A topical anti inflammatory gel?
Are you sure too much massage isn't exacerbating the inflammation?
What's the history with the knee, is there arthritis for example?
PRP can have a strong anti inflammatory effect, if arthritic hyaluronic acid injections can help reduce inflammation too.
Perhaps discuss with a rheumatologist to check there's no systemic cause
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Post by Robert_Lloyd »

I feel cortisone shots are harmful and doctors should only offer stem cells and PRP instead of cortisone.
I'd find a quality PRP doctor asap if I were you.
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History is dashboard crash with lateral patella femoral damage. The OS did a lateral facetechomy on the patella and plica removal.

I had stem cells injected after the cortisone which was my second and final injection (lucky). Not sure the helped the tendons around my knee.

I will try the gel but yeah massage seems to get rid of the inflammation and heat is good to.

My knee is really bad. I cant believe it did this to me

Left knee
- 2005 car crash garde IV lesion lateral femoral condyle
-2011 ACI, chondromalcia type result
-2013 lateral facistectomy of left patella

Right knee
- Bone bruise and blister in intercondylar notch
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Post by Robert_Lloyd »

Cortisone is harmful to the human body. Why any doctor would choose cortisone over stem cells/PRP is a mystery to me.
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