I went to the emergency room with severe pain in my left arm. Turns out the dr thinks I may have a torn rotator cuff and prescribed a five day supply of prednisone until I see my orthopedist. Pain in my shoulder is practically gone now. Is that because the prednisone is masking the symptoms or could it really be better?
Prednisone will alleviate the pain but won't cure it. It's an anti-inflammatory.
Prednisone is a steroid which is a magic Rx for pain in a lot of cases. If you experience severe pain in your left arm, you should consider physical therapy seriously rather than taking this steroid. You will feel better for a while, but it will come back most likely.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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