Hi Y’all ~

Thought this would be of particular interest to most of you: a recent article in the NY Times about cortisone: the anti-inflammatory shot that’s a “standard, much-requested treatment for tennis elbow and other tendon problems.”
A major new review article has concluded that while cortisone definitely provides immediate pain relief, a year later “people who received cortisoneshots had a much lower rate of full recovery than those who did nothing or who underwent physical therapy. They also had a 63 percent higher risk of relapse than people who adopted the time-honored wait-and-see approach.”

This would be great to pass onto anyone you know with tennis or golfers’ elbow (technically: medial or lateral epicondylitis), as the study found a notable negative correlation between cortisone use and actual recovery with these conditions in particular.

To our health …

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