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Replies to "@lioness I am wondering the exact same thing. I will be looking forward to hearing what..."
@contentandwell I will let you know going Wed .
Hi JK – I would probably ask both. Yes, of course some of the cortisone travels within the body, but the purpose of placing the injection at the point of inflammation is to minimize the involvement of the rest of your body. The dose is smaller than you get by taking oral steroids. Here is some info about injections compared to oral steroids: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cortisone-shots/about/pac-20384794 and https://www.arthritis-health.com/treatment/injections/cortisone-injections-steroid-injections
Here is some specific information about cortisone and osteoporosis: https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/occasional-cortisone-injections-unlikely-to-have-negative-affect-on-bones/