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How long will it take for corticosteroids to help knee pain?

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It can take about 2 to 3 days before you feel the effect. Most people can return to work or go home right after they get the shot.

Some people get what's called the "steroid flare," a burst of pain in the injection area for up to 48 hours.

From: Which Medicines Treat Knee Pain? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on September 13, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/13/2019

SOURCES:

University of Michigan Health Systems: "Knee Problems and Injuries."

UCSF Orthopaedic Surgery Department: "Sports Medicine."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome."

MedlinePlus: "Acetaminophen," "Aspirin," "Ibuprofen," "Naproxen," "Diclofenac Topical (osteoarthritis pain)."

FDA: "Don't Double Up on Acetaminophen."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Label Tylenol Regular Strength."

Arthritis Foundation: "Supplement Guide: Capsaicin."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "What are NSAIDs?"

Mayo Clinic: "Cortisone Shots," "Knee pain: Treatment."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Therapeutic Injections for Knee Sprains, Strains & Tears."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on September 13, 2019

SOURCES:

University of Michigan Health Systems: "Knee Problems and Injuries."

UCSF Orthopaedic Surgery Department: "Sports Medicine."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome."

MedlinePlus: "Acetaminophen," "Aspirin," "Ibuprofen," "Naproxen," "Diclofenac Topical (osteoarthritis pain)."

FDA: "Don't Double Up on Acetaminophen."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Label Tylenol Regular Strength."

Arthritis Foundation: "Supplement Guide: Capsaicin."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "What are NSAIDs?"

Mayo Clinic: "Cortisone Shots," "Knee pain: Treatment."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Therapeutic Injections for Knee Sprains, Strains & Tears."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on September 13, 2019

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