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steroid injection instead of surgery 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 0
Hi all. I was suppose to have transposition surgery on January 26th. Now my surgeon wants to try a steroid injection first. Has anyone had an injection and did your elbow improve? He thinks I have swelling in my elbow because the medial epicondyle was sore. I think I bumped it (as usual) and that is why it is sore. Guess I will see after the injection. I just wanted to know if anyone had any luck with that. Thanks for all the responses I have received in the past.

Amy
 
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salijackt
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I was told they never do steroid injections because it can permanently damage the nerve.
 
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I had three rounds of steroid shots. The first one lasted over a month. The second one lasted almost 2 weeks. The last one did nothing at all...actually made it feel worse. At first I had swelling in the same area as you. Mine began with tendonitis and the first round of steroids helped alleviate the swelling. After the second round of shots (and after 5 months of overall treatment for the tendonitis), the swelling was gone, but the CuTS symptoms remained. After shot #3 did nothing, my doctor said they expect to see about a month of relief from the shot. If less than this or none at all, it points toward nerve issues rather than inflammation of tendons, muscles, etc.

Although the shots were no fun, it was worth it to me because it helped assure me I had exhausted my choices.
 
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