Cortisone Injections

A cortisone injection is when a mixture of cortisone (steroid) and local anesthetic (numbing medicine) is injected into a joint. The numbing medicine begins to work quickly, where the cortisone may take a few days to reach its full effect. Cortisone helps decrease inflammation at the site, which in turn helps with your symptoms. Generally, there are no long-term limitations for a patient after receiving a cortisone injection.