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12 Apr 2006

Tennis Elbow
I have tennis elbow. My GP prescibed cortisol tablets. I am a bit nervous to taked these. Are they the same as a cortisone injection? I understood a cortisone shot was the remedy of last resort as it has harmful long-term effects. Is that correct?
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01 Jan 0001

Hi George,
Yes you cannot inject more than 3 times with cortisone as you can damage the tendon permanently. cortisone tablets are also anti-inflammatory. Physiotherapy helps as well as wearing a special brace that gives the tendon time to heal. It can also be operated on if needed and nothing else helps.
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