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how often should cortisone shots be administered? I thought only 3 times per site per year but my podiatrist is telling me that is no longer correct.

By Anonymous May 21, 2017 - 7:45am
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Hi, Anon.

Thank you for your post.

Depending upon what your doctor advises, there is no (set in stone) rule about the number of cortisone injections a person can have, but there are some concerns with repeated cortisone injections to one area of the body. If one or two cortisone injections into one region do not help a problem for a sustained period of time, then it's unlikely that more cortisone injections will be of any benefit. The concern is that repeated cortisone injections are not healthy for tissues. Small amounts of cortisone in the body are probably reasonable, but repeated injections can cause damage to tissues over time. Your doctor will, of course, be the one to determine what is best for your situation and condition.


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