Pros And Cons Of Joint Treatment With Cortisone

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The Pros and Cons of Joint Injuries, Joint Trauma, and Joint Conditions Treated with Cortisone Should osteoarthritis, tendinitis, bursitis and other joint conditions be treated with cortisone, and to what extent should treatment take place? Skeletal problems are intertwined in treatment before cortisone treatments are administered. There are several treatments besides cortisone, such as massage, chiropractic, physical therapy, and natural remedies. One can measure quality by how safe it is for patients, whether it is effective, how efficient care and services are, and how timely treatment is administered. One also looks at how quality service revolve around the patient, and lastly, equitable treatment available to all. This paper will also …show more content…
According to the article Pain Pills or Chiropractic, Crawford (2013), Painkillers can create addictions if they are of the opiate family. Treatment from Chiropractic can decrease the use of painkillers, as well as decrease pain from the site. Chiropractic adjustments and home exercise can manage pain (p.3). Chiropractic works well with massage and the combined experiences speed up the healing process. Hence, massage contributes to a relaxation session, but also has benefits for joint pain. In the article, Joint replacements: understanding a patient 's surgical journey: what joint replacement surgery entails and the role massage therapy plays pre- and post-surgery for joint pain, it says, massage therapy treats patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis, and it was found that: “20-minute massage applied weekly for 12 weeks improved knee symptoms in patients with osteoarthritis” (Morien, 2001, pp. 3, 4). Just one of the herbal remedies such as a topical lotion, Johannes (2015) says in her article, that the claim of comfrey plant lotion helps knee osteoarthritis. Comfrey appears to work by relieving inflammation and swelling (p.1). Therefore, effective care should be backed up with scientific …show more content…
First of all, a plan would include physical therapy together with ice, rest, herbal remedies, and anti-inflamotories. In addition, massage and chiropractic could be in the plan; nutrition and weight management would also be in a plan of action. Executing an action plan would be to execute the development plan of action over a period of a month or given amount of time prescribed by the doctor. If there is no progress using these treatments, measurement of pain should be documented. Cortisone is useful for hard to manage joint pain, as long as it is used sparingly (4 shots a year). Monitoring relief from a cortisone treatment will see if this route is helping. Therefore, evaluating an ongoing monitoring system after executing a plan for treatment is the final step. Has the pain subsided, has any inflammation gone down, were there any side effects, and does the patient feel better? These are some of the questions for feedback that could be asked. This step would include documented aftercare and/or continued

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