Cortisone injections are performed into joints and tissues for pain relief. They are used for many common musculoskeletal conditions ranging from tendonitis, bursitis, and osteoarthritis. These are performed by our sport medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons.
Cortisone is a strong anti-inflammatory that targets both pain and inflammation of the affected site.
Typically, these injections will provide 4-6 months of relief, however this will vary per patient.
* cortisone is covered by many private insurance plans. Contact your insurance provider to check if you have coverage
Please call the clinic at 613-714-9449 or fax a referral to 613-714-9456 to book with one of our physicians for consultation.
- Please rest the area for the next 48 hours and gradually increase activity thereafter.
- Avoid prolonged walking or heavy lifting during this time.
- 10% of patients may experience more pain for 1-2 days following the injection. This is a post injection flare and will improve over the week.
- You can apply ice, take anti-inflammatories or Tylenol as needed for pain control post injection.
- Please avoid baths and hot tubs for 24 hours following the procedure.
- You can resume physiotherapy and exercises 1 week following the injection.
- Please monitor for signs of infection – swelling, increased pain, redness, fever that lasts for more than 48 hours. This usually presents 7-10 days following the injection and is quite rare. Please contact the clinic or present to the emergency department if off hours.