I actually did try steroids once in high school because I tried a lot of things in high school, but that’s another story for another time.
I went back to the hand specialist yesterday and he took a boo at my MRI / scan results, proclaiming that ‘unfortunately’ it’s not very bad. If it WERE bad then he’d recommend an operation to clean up the damage, but since the ligament is not ‘unstable’, i.e. it’s still doing its job in there, he was forced to give me a couple of shots of cortisone.
I told him that sounded sort of temporary and he said that sometimes it is and sometimes it is’t. I asked him if there was any danger in the small hole in my ligament growing and making things ‘unstable’, and he said sometimes that can happen. I finally asked him if these things can fix themselves over time. You guessed it, ‘sometimes they can’.
However tentative he was with his answers, he was solid on the injections, and I only winced once.
Question: anyone out there have experience with cortisone shots, particularly for ligament/tendon issues?