Cortisone Shot

Caonabo

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Recently received one from an associate for my tennis elbow, although this was in Miami. My last one was ten years ago in Buenos Aires. They work wonders. I feel more secure obtaining them abroad.
 

ljmesg

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Recently received one from an associate for my tennis elbow, although this was in Miami. My last one was ten years ago in Buenos Aires. They work wonders. I feel more secure obtaining them abroad.
Went to local doc and got DOLAC injection...8CCs....it worked but not like a C Shot.

Taking Neural Forte anti inflam and seems to be working as well. He also scripted me Dolagen K which my Pharmacy did not have. Said not to take them both within 8 hour period.

Working on range of motion as I don't want this thing to become frozen.
 

cavok

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I use CMC all the time. I see no reason why not to go there(?). Dexametasona tablets are widely available at all the local farmacias. You might want to give them a try. They've worked wonders for me at times.
 

ljmesg

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I use CMC all the time. I see no reason why not to go there(?). Dexametasona tablets are widely available at all the local farmacias. You might want to give them a try. They've worked wonders for me at times.
Another antiinflam. Thanks. It seems to be quieting down....after 2 sleepless nights. A friend just had the rotator surgery. The full cut. He is recovering.
 
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Recently received one from an associate for my tennis elbow, although this was in Miami. My last one was ten years ago in Buenos Aires. They work wonders. I feel more secure obtaining them abroad.

May I ask exactly why, since you are Dominican but feel this way?
 

Caonabo

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May I ask exactly why, since you are Dominican but feel this way?

No, you may not.
The reason being is that you are not sincere with your postings, nor questions. I am a participant within several internet webforums, and am pretty keen to trollish behaviour. For the record, please stop trolling my postings.
As for others with serious inquiries, feel free to PM me.
 

bob saunders

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As someone who has had around 15 or so cortisone shots, mostly sucessful but not all, I can tell you you need somebody that knows exactly where to put the injection.
 

NALs

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Why get a Cortisone shot when in the DR stem cell shots are also possible? With stem cells it completely regenerates the damaged muscle tissue, turning back the clock on the aged muscle and making it work as it did during its early 20´s days. The icying on the cake is that the improvements are permanent. No more pain and improved functioning.

A handful of private clinics and independent doctors in Santo Domingo offer the service.
 

Caonabo

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Why get a Cortisone shot when in the DR stem cell shots are also possible? With stem cells it completely regenerates the damaged muscle tissue, turning back the clock on the aged muscle and making it work as it did during its early 20´s days. The icying on the cake is that the improvements are permanent. No more pain and improved functioning.

A handful of private clinics and independent doctors in Santo Domingo offer the service.

Do you have first hand experience with this course of treatment? I have never made an attempt at it, as the cortisone injections were sufficient for my condition.
 
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Why get a Cortisone shot when in the DR stem cell shots are also possible? With stem cells it completely regenerates the damaged muscle tissue, turning back the clock on the aged muscle and making it work as it did during its early 20´s days. The icying on the cake is that the improvements are permanent. No more pain and improved functioning.

A handful of private clinics and independent doctors in Santo Domingo offer the service.

Don't bother - some feel "safer/secure" overseas, go figure that one out??

There are many things I wouldn't trust the DR for, MDs, medicine and hospitals isn't one of them, at the least in SDQ and perhaps Santiago.
 

NALs

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Do you have first hand experience with this course of treatment? I have never made an attempt at it, as the cortisone injections were sufficient for my condition.
No experience, for now at least. There are many high profile cases in which they seem to have benefited tremendously with no complications.

Dr Liriano is one of the leading Dominican doctors that offers treatment with stem cells (celulas madres in Spanish). Some of his patients with this treatment includes famous baseball players that faced a doomed career due to an injury only to see the light again after the treatment.

[video=youtube;3bxFODEcvow]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bxFODEcvow[/video]
 

JD Jones

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Why get a Cortisone shot when in the DR stem cell shots are also possible? With stem cells it completely regenerates the damaged muscle tissue, turning back the clock on the aged muscle and making it work as it did during its early 20´s days. The icying on the cake is that the improvements are permanent. No more pain and improved functioning.

A handful of private clinics and independent doctors in Santo Domingo offer the service.

Boy, a list of a few of those would really be nice.

I wonder if Dr. Sergio de Pena is offering them? He's given me a couple cortisone shots in the knees in the past that really worked wonders.

Any idea of the cost of stem cell treatment?
 

zoomzx11

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Cortisone shots are a temporary band aid that will initially help with the pain.
In the US doctors will only give you three shots.

I had rotator cuff surgery and the rehab was lengthy and very painful. About a year and one half for full return.
After having more shoulder issues I found a good sports medicine doctor who sent me to physical therapy with a diagnosis of impingement, inflammation, arthritis and small rotator cuff tears.
In P.T. I had a series of about 8 shoulder specific exercises.
After the PT ended I kept up doing the exercises as instructed by the therapist. Along with the exercises I use an ice bag following each gym visit.
Between the two therapies after one year I am about 60 percent back to normal. The therapist said that IF I keep up the exercise and ice regimen I will get back to 85 percent normal shoulder function and strength.
I avoid certain shoulder exercises and the bench press.

In my view stem cell therapy is too new and contains some health risks so I never considered it.
In the past I took a lot of ibuprophen. In the gym its nicknamed vitamin I and nearly everyone who lifts heavy takes it for injury and inflammation problems. Use of vitamin I allowed me to put off rotator cuff surgery for a few years but the medication has its own issues and you cannot take it forever.
These days I am happy to be free of shoulder pain and sympathize with fellow sufferers.
Not offering advice just what happened to me and what finally worked.
 

JD Jones

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Cortisone shots are a temporary band aid that will initially help with the pain.
In the US doctors will only give you three shots.

I had rotator cuff surgery and the rehab was lengthy and very painful. About a year and one half for full return.
After having more shoulder issues I found a good sports medicine doctor who sent me to physical therapy with a diagnosis of impingement, inflammation, arthritis and small rotator cuff tears.
In P.T. I had a series of about 8 shoulder specific exercises.
After the PT ended I kept up doing the exercises as instructed by the therapist. Along with the exercises I use an ice bag following each gym visit.
Between the two therapies after one year I am about 60 percent back to normal. The therapist said that IF I keep up the exercise and ice regimen I will get back to 85 percent normal shoulder function and strength.
I avoid certain shoulder exercises and the bench press.

In my view stem cell therapy is too new and contains some health risks so I never considered it.
In the past I took a lot of ibuprophen. In the gym its nicknamed vitamin I and nearly everyone who lifts heavy takes it for injury and inflammation problems. Use of vitamin I allowed me to put off rotator cuff surgery for a few years but the medication has its own issues and you cannot take it forever.
These days I am happy to be free of shoulder pain and sympathize with fellow sufferers.
Not offering advice just what happened to me and what finally worked.

You may want to consider reading "Plant Paradox" by Dr. Steven R Gundry M.D. (or even the summary)
 

william webster

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RE: Physio Therapy

the US insurance companies no longer pay for meniscus repair surgery.
They have determined that it is a waste of money.

Physio delivers the same results - w/o surgery - but takes longer.
The ortho boys were furious... it was easy money --- but a non-essential procedure.

Physio works... my Cdn surgeon maintains that surgery is an insult to the body and should be avoided.
Quite a paradox there- huh?

I asked a bout my lymph node removal -
he answered -
That was different - I removed a region .
I didn't tamper with anything

Go figure !!
 

ljmesg

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Cortisone shots are a temporary band aid that will initially help with the pain.
In the US doctors will only give you three shots.

I had rotator cuff surgery and the rehab was lengthy and very painful. About a year and one half for full return.
After having more shoulder issues I found a good sports medicine doctor who sent me to physical therapy with a diagnosis of impingement, inflammation, arthritis and small rotator cuff tears.
In P.T. I had a series of about 8 shoulder specific exercises.
After the PT ended I kept up doing the exercises as instructed by the therapist. Along with the exercises I use an ice bag following each gym visit.
Between the two therapies after one year I am about 60 percent back to normal. The therapist said that IF I keep up the exercise and ice regimen I will get back to 85 percent normal shoulder function and strength.
I avoid certain shoulder exercises and the bench press.

In my view stem cell therapy is too new and contains some health risks so I never considered it.
In the past I took a lot of ibuprophen. In the gym its nicknamed vitamin I and nearly everyone who lifts heavy takes it for injury and inflammation problems. Use of vitamin I allowed me to put off rotator cuff surgery for a few years but the medication has its own issues and you cannot take it forever.
These days I am happy to be free of shoulder pain and sympathize with fellow sufferers.
Not offering advice just what happened to me and what finally worked.
Can you share your age? I'm guessing 50's...late 40's?

Nice work!