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@lioness I am wondering the exact same thing. I will be looking forward to hearing what your doctor says. Where would you be getting the shot?

@sueinmn So, it doesn't travel through your bloodstream and possibly affect other areas? I would love to get shots in both hips for my bursitis but am afraid to. Of course my hips are involved in my osteoporosis too. I should check with my osteoporosis endocrinologist, I feel more comfortable asking her than the physiatrist who would be giving me the shot.

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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/

@contentandwell I will let you know going Wed .