Author Topic: Will a cortison injection for trapped nerve affect my training ?  (Read 4339 times)

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I have had a trapped nerve at the top of my thigh for about 4 months now which didn't bother me during the day but at night it was like a toothache I have to take strong pain killers to get a sleep.

 Now it has sort of travelled down and my leg and as well the pain at night i have am achy heel which makes me limp and pretty much affects my mobility although the more i move it it eases , as soon as i sit down or drive and start walking again it is really stiff.  Trainer has given me stretches for the hip also.

So...........................................................I have a hospital appointment and doc thinks they will give me a cortisone injection and I wondered had anyone else had this or experienced the injection and does it really improve the situation allowing to be pain free and train better .

Thanks your advice would be appreciated

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Re: Will a cortison injection for trapped nerve affect my training ?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2011, 11:32:47 AM »
Cortison injection
PRO - Reduces inflammation in a rapid and dramatic fashion

CON - Leaches calcium from bones near the injection site. It's a temorary fix to structural integrity problem.

In my professional opinion your trainer isn't attending to your muscular imbalances.
What kind of training protocol are you following?
How much mobility work are you doing?
How is your general level of flexibility?
How are strength levels for the important lifts?

If you don't know what lifts are imprtant find a new trainer.

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Re: Will a cortison injection for trapped nerve affect my training ?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2011, 11:29:37 PM »
More about Cortisone injections...

Cortisone injections can be used to treat the inflammation of small areas of the body (local injections), or they can be used to treat inflammation that is widespread throughout the body (systemic injections). Examples of conditions for which local cortisone injections are used include inflammation of a bursa (bursitis), a tendon (tendonitis), and a joint (arthritis). Knee arthritis, hip bursitis, painful foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff tendinitis and many other conditions may be treated with cortisone injections.