Cortisone is a steroid that is injected into an area of the body (usually a joint) to relieve pain and inflammation. Cortisone is used to treat the pain associated with a variety of soft tissue injuries and conditions, such as Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Plantar Fasciitis, Rotator Cuff Injuries, and many more. Cortisone shots are made up of two things - a corticosteroid and a local anesthetic. Due to the potential risks, you shouldn't have more than 3-4 cortisone injections into a given joint in a year. You should also wait at least 6 weeks between cortisone shots.
There are many serious risks and side effects associated with cortisone injections, most of which are seen with repeated use. These include:
Most people find that following a cortisone shot, their pain and inflammation is worse for a few days before the cortisone actually kicks in.
If you have diabetes, an injection of cortisone will make your blood sugar go up for several days afterwards.
Several studies (which have been published on the NCBI website through PubMed) have found that cortisone injections can actually lead to chronic re-injury and deterioration of the tissue, meaning a worsened condition and a much longer recovery time. This often causes complete rendon rupture, forcing the patient to resort to surgery.
Relieving the swelling and inflammation is the first step towards healing, but it won't heal the injury itself. If you want to repair your damaged tissue and get back to your regular activities, you need Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®).
BFST® Wraps bring nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood to your injury. This increase in blood flow works to actively heal your damaged tissues. Blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Unfortunately, an injury at rest often has very limited blood flow. While physical activity stimulates blood flow, it can also lead to re-injury and a lengthened recovery time. BFST® Wraps are the solution to this problem. They're designed to speed up the healing process while you're at rest. This means you're getting the additional blood flow your tissue needs to heal while avoiding re-injury at the same time.
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King Brand® ColdCure® and BFST® products are FDA Registered medical devices. They also comply with Health Canada, ISO 13485, ISO 10993 and IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition, among several other regulations and standards that are significant in terms of product and material safety. For example, ISO 10993 ensures that our products are made from material that is safer and higher quality than the material used to manufacture baby products, including diapers. These devices are intended to prevent, treat and cure soft tissue injuries and chronic conditions. Part of being FDA Registered means that our products are made from high quality, biocompatible materials. These devices are manufactured and tested to the highest safety standards in the industry.