Cortisone is a stress hormone, secreted by the activity of the adrenal gland, which helps in reducing the immune system's activity, causing inflammatory response which harms the body's tissues.


Cortisone injection is used for focused anti-inflammatory treatment in joints and tendons.


Injecting the cortisone to the inflamed area reduced the inflammation by reducing the pressure inside the joint which causes the accompanying pain.


Cortisone injection does not treat the cause of the injury or illness.


Injecting cortisone is considered a micro-surgical procedure and is intended to ameliorate the symptoms of the following conditions, among others:

Tennis Elbow,

CTS – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,


Rheumatoid arthritis,

Trigger Finger,

De-Quervain's Disease.


Following the injection of cortisone, there is the possibility of a certain increase in pain, reddishness and swelling in the site of the injection. It is possible in that case to use painkillers and cool the area as necessary.


These symptoms, if they have appeared, typically disappear within 48 hours. In case they continue the patient should consult a doctor.

The cortisone injection is limited to up to three injections a year and the minimal time between injections is of six weeks between injections.


There is the possibility that the body would not respond to cortisone injections even after multiple injections.


Repeated cortisone injections to the joint may harm the joint cartilage, injure or tear tendons, cause neural damage, harm the bone tissue, cause inflammations due to the infection accompanying a surgical procedure, cause de-pigmentation of the skin and increased blood pressure.

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"Shiba" Medical Center Tel HashomerHand surgery department

Ramat GanShai Medical Center– Private Medical Service Tel Hashomer, 4th Gildsgaim St.

Kfar Saba: Eli Horowitz 12.

Postal AddressDr. Alon Covo, 10th HaGanim St.

P.O. Box 3824 Hod Hasharon 4522174.


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מרפאת רמת גן: מרכז רפואי שי- שר"פ תל השומר, רחוב גילדסגיים 4.

מרפאת כפר סבא: מדיקל השרון- רחוב אלי הורביץ 12.

כתובת למשלוח דואר: ד"ר אלון קובו, רחוב הגנים 10 ת.ד. 3824,

הוד השרון, 4522174


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