Cortisone injections

  1. cortisone injections safe? my orthopedic surgeon suggested a cortisone injection in my rotator cuff for 2 partial tears that showed up on the mri. this was effective in alleviating most of the arm at side pain, but still have pain when i use the arm. now it's 2 months later and he is suggesting another cortisone injection. i was told by another dr. that cortisone softens the bones and she didn't like it being used. what do you think? should i have another one? surgery may be the next step. i am taking ibuprofen 600mg. up to 3 times a day which has helped so i can sleep better. i'm going to the dr. tomorrow am so any help would be appreciated asap
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  3. by   Nurseismade RN
    Quote from sandi offerdahl
    cortisone injections safe? my orthopedic surgeon suggested a cortisone injection in my rotator cuff for 2 partial tears that showed up on the mri. this was effective in alleviating most of the arm at side pain, but still have pain when i use the arm. now it's 2 months later and he is suggesting another cortisone injection. i was told by another dr. that cortisone softens the bones and she didn't like it being used. what do you think? should i have another one? surgery may be the next step. i am taking ibuprofen 600mg. up to 3 times a day which has helped so i can sleep better. i'm going to the dr. tomorrow am so any help would be appreciated asap
    was not part of allnurses when you posted this question.....just wondered what did you end up doing???

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