Tag Archive | Cortisone shots

Podcast: Cortisone Shots And Lateral Epicondylitis: Big Mistake

Podcast: Cortisone Shots And Lateral Epicondylitis: Big Mistake

In the treatment of Tennis Elbow, the Cortisone shot is the go-to quick fix, often instantly erasing pain, almost like magic. Research reveals, however, that the powerful but often fleeting benefits of Cortisone can come at a very high price in the form of long-term and sometimes very serious consequences to your tendons. In this […]

A Running-Expert Doctor’s Take On Tennis Elbow Exercises And Treatment

Dear Running Doc: I have played tennis for 30 years and only recently got tennis elbow six months ago. I’ve tried everything I can think of. Help! Melissa C. East Hampton, NY. Source: http://www.nydailynews.com On one hand, this is some of the best treatment advice and “quick tips” from a Doctor I’ve seen so far […]

Another Revealing Study On Tennis Elbow And Corticosteroid Injections

Another Revealing Study On Tennis Elbow And Corticosteroid Injections

The long-term effects of Corticosteroid shots on Tennis Elbow rehab are in the news again with the publishing of another study in the Journal of the AMA on February 6th. According the USA Today / AP story on steroid shots for Tennis Elbow: “[Cortisone] shots may worsen Tennis Elbow in the long run and increase chances […]

Does Treating Tennis Elbow With Cortisone Shots – Do More Harm Than Good?

Does Treating Tennis Elbow With Cortisone Shots – Do More Harm Than Good?

The Cortisone shot is the very definition of the “quick fix” when it comes to treating Tennis Elbow – It can often almost magically “disappear” pain, sometimes giving full relief in the short term. But at what cost… Video on why Cortisone may not be such a good treatment for Tennis Elbow