Are Anti-Inflammatory Pills or Cortisone Injections Recommended?

Are Anti-Inflammatory Pills or Cortisone Injections Recommended?

Anti-inflammatory pills & cortisone injections are NOT recommended.

 

Anti-inflammatory medications and cortisone injections may reduce some pain and inflammation, but at a high price because masking the pain in this way can lead to increased risk of injury. 

 

The risk is that when you return to your usual level of activity, the medication masks the warning signs of the underlying condition, causing the condition to become aggravated, leading to further inflammation and irritation. The usage of anti-inflammatory medications and cortisone injections can cause a vicious cycle of chronic inflammation, pain, weakness, and repeated injury.

 

Repeated reinjury and chronic inflammation can cause normal tissue to become replaced with scar tissue. Continued inflammation can cause calcium to be deposited in the muscles, tendons, and joints, creating more inflammation, and continuing the cycle of reinjury.