Cortisone Injections London
Cortisone is a substance very similar to a steroid which is naturally produced by the body.
An injection of extra cortisone increases the body’s ability to reduce pain, heat, redness and swelling of the joints and even repair itself.
Many athletes have used cortisone to speed up their recovery and at Mike Squirrell Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic in London W1 we can provide cortisone injections at our clinic near Harley Street
What is Cortisone?
Cortisone is a steroid hormone. It is one of the main hormones released by the adrenal gland in response to stress. In chemical structure, it is a corticosteroid closely related to corticosterone. It is used to treat a variety of ailments and can be administered intravenously, orally, intraarticularly, or transcutaneously. Cortisone suppresses the immune system, thus reducing inflammation and attendant pain and swelling at the site of the injury. Risks exist, in particular in the long-term use of cortisone.
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Benefits of Cortisone
Cortisone, a glucocorticoid, and adrenaline are the main hormones released by the body as a reaction to stress. They elevate blood pressure and prepare the body for a fight or flight response.
A cortisone injection can also be used to give short-term pain relief and reduce the swelling from inflammation of a joint, tendon, or bursa in, for example, the joints of the knee, elbow, and shoulder.
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