Cortisone Shots Can Be Dangerous For Tennis Elbow Treatment
Think twice if your doctor recommends a Cortisone shot to treat tennis elbow
Sometimes as last resort, your doctor may advise or recommend that you get a cortisone shot to help control the nagging pain associated with tennis elbow.
More often than not, “if” cortisone shots are not effective then surgery is usually the next step(My personal opinion is not to opt for invasive surgery).
Doctors tend to buy into the theory that if you can diminish the inflammation and swelling with the cortisone, then the damaged tendons
and muscles can start the healing process.
Now, what you should know about cortisone is that it’s a painful, intra-muscle injection that “temporarily” suppresses inflammation at the source of the injection site but…
Cortisone Shots Can Be Extremely Dangerous Because…
1. Elbow inflammation IS a symptom of tennis elbow and NOT the problem. Simply put, it’s part of the normal healing process that every tennis elbow sufferer has to go through.
2. Cortisone injections have been shown to make tendons WEAKER and actually SLOW the healing process. Why would you want to slow the healing process…this is backwards!
3. The root cause and true source of your tennis elbow problem isn’t in the tendon where it you experience pain plus it can’t be pinpointed that easily(You need to look at other factors such as lifestyle, activities, etc.)
Once considered a miracle drug, Cortisone has been found to degrade and weaken muscle and tendon tissue (“SOURCE:…Corticosteroid[Cortisone] injection into tendon tissue leads to cell death and tendon atrophy” Nirschl RP: Elbow Tendinosis /Tennis Elbow. Clin Sports Med 11:851-870, 1992. (“SOURCE: Corticosteroids… [Cortisone] are thought to decrease collagen… weaken the tensile strength of tendons, and ultimately result in poorer healing” MAJ Francis G. O’Connor, MD; LTC Thomas M. Howard, MD Catherine M. Fieseler, MD;Robert P. Nirschl, MD, MS—The Physician and Sportsmedicine – Vol 25 – No. 5 – May 9)
Now I bet you feel relieved that you don’t have to go the invasive route of getting a cortisone injection, it’s really not effective in getting rid of your tennis elbow pain for good. If your doctor recommends one, feel free to bring up the 3 reasons why cortisone injections can be dangerous and counterproductive in aiding the healing process!
WARNING: Graphic Video on Cortisone Injection
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