Cortisone shot for a pulled thigh muscle?

  1. Senior Member
    DerickVonD's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Age
    26
    Posts
    2,343
    Rep Power
    34870
    Level
    37
    Lv. Percent
    95.12%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Cortisone shot for a pulled thigh muscle?


    So my thigh has been feeling like it's been burning on and off for months now. It doesn't matter if I lift or I don't lift. Some nights it's okay other nights it very bad. I don't feel swelling anymore now, but it feel like my thigh is on fire when I lay down. I've used a foam roller, I've iced it. Nothing is making it go away. So whats next a cortisone shot? I hope if I need one I can get one from the regular doctor and I don't have to wait get a referral, make an appointment blah blah blah all that bs.

  2. Senior Member
    fadi's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"   lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Age
    42
    Posts
    1,163
    Rep Power
    3107
    Level
    26
    Lv. Percent
    31.41%
    Achievements Posting Pro

    feeling on fire could be a nurve pinch in your spine and not really a thigh muscle issue. I would see a doctor to find out what is going on.
  3. Senior Member
    DerickVonD's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Age
    26
    Posts
    2,343
    Rep Power
    34870
    Level
    37
    Lv. Percent
    95.12%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by fadi View Post
    feeling on fire could be a nurve pinch in your spine and not really a thigh muscle issue. I would see a doctor to find out what is going on.
    If that is the case, does that mean I have to stop lifting? I've felt swelling in my thigh, so I figured it was an issue with the muscle. THe swelling is mostly gone but not the burning feeling.
    •   
       

  4. Senior Member
    fadi's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"   lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Age
    42
    Posts
    1,163
    Rep Power
    3107
    Level
    26
    Lv. Percent
    31.41%
    Achievements Posting Pro

    I'm only taking a guess, I know pinched nurves can cause burning sensation but if you had swelling as well it could be something else. how did it start?

    I don't think you need to stop training, but you need to get it checked. My sister and my mom had problems with their spine where they feel burning down their leg, but it originates from their lower back down.
  5. Senior Member
    DerickVonD's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Age
    26
    Posts
    2,343
    Rep Power
    34870
    Level
    37
    Lv. Percent
    95.12%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by fadi View Post
    I'm only taking a guess, I know pinched nurves can cause burning sensation but if you had swelling as well it could be something else. how did it start?

    I don't think you need to stop training, but you need to get it checked. My sister and my mom had problems with their spine where they feel burning down their leg, but it originates from their lower back down.
    Well I'm severly flat footed and I was lifting one night and my shoes were wore out. I went to do shrugs and I felt a pull in my thigh right above the knee and that's where I get the burning, but when I got the swelling it would start in the area but I'd also have the swelling going up the thigh.
  6. Senior Member
    fadi's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"   lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Age
    42
    Posts
    1,163
    Rep Power
    3107
    Level
    26
    Lv. Percent
    31.41%
    Achievements Posting Pro

    it could be a tear then, having it for this long though makes me want to talk to a doctor to figure out what is wrong.
  7. Senior Member
    DerickVonD's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Age
    26
    Posts
    2,343
    Rep Power
    34870
    Level
    37
    Lv. Percent
    95.12%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by fadi View Post
    it could be a tear then, having it for this long though makes me want to talk to a doctor to figure out what is wrong.
    Yeah I mean what would they have to do to fix it?
  8. Senior Member
    fadi's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"   lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Age
    42
    Posts
    1,163
    Rep Power
    3107
    Level
    26
    Lv. Percent
    31.41%
    Achievements Posting Pro

    I have no idea, it depends on the cause. They may give you anti inflamation meds, or order an MRI if they suspect a tear. If it is a tear, it depends on the extent of it. You could ask the doc about a cortisone shot. When I went to a specialist for my shoulder he put me on anti inflamation meds before he administered a cortisone shot twice with no results, but shoulders are a different beast and pain has been there for years.

    http://www.physioroom.com/injuries/h...train_full.php
  9. Elite Member
    CopyCat's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  187 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Age
    34
    Posts
    6,254
    Rep Power
    719850
    Level
    58
    Lv. Percent
    46.82%
    Achievements Activity ProActivity AuthorityPosting ProPosting Authority

    It's one of those things it can be hard to determine over the internet, with just a little bit of info, but it does tend to sound more like a muscular tear to me. In which case, no a cortisone shot is not likely to be something the doctor would want to give as it is most commonly given for joint inflammation. Which is why you normally hear it used in the shoulder, elbows, knees, hips, etc. For muscular tears rest, ice, NSAIDs and such are usually all that it needed. However, you saying that this has been persistent for months now could mean that it is more severe, or something else entirely. Either way, pain for months in my opinion rates a trip to the docs.
    ADVANCED MUSCLE SCIENCE
    Strongest On The Market
    RECOVERBRO: Est. Post #3222
  10. Senior Member
    DerickVonD's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Age
    26
    Posts
    2,343
    Rep Power
    34870
    Level
    37
    Lv. Percent
    95.12%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat View Post
    It's one of those things it can be hard to determine over the internet, with just a little bit of info, but it does tend to sound more like a muscular tear to me. In which case, no a cortisone shot is not likely to be something the doctor would want to give as it is most commonly given for joint inflammation. Which is why you normally hear it used in the shoulder, elbows, knees, hips, etc. For muscular tears rest, ice, NSAIDs and such are usually all that it needed. However, you saying that this has been persistent for months now could mean that it is more severe, or something else entirely. Either way, pain for months in my opinion rates a trip to the docs.
    YEah well hopefully it'll go away soon. I called the doctor and oh she's out of the country until November 10th...great. I havn't been taking nsaids though. Aren't they bad for lifting? I have been taking fish oil and cissus though.
  11. Elite Member
    CopyCat's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  187 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Age
    34
    Posts
    6,254
    Rep Power
    719850
    Level
    58
    Lv. Percent
    46.82%
    Achievements Activity ProActivity AuthorityPosting ProPosting Authority

    Quote Originally Posted by DerickVonD View Post
    YEah well hopefully it'll go away soon. I called the doctor and oh she's out of the country until November 10th...great. I havn't been taking nsaids though. Aren't they bad for lifting? I have been taking fish oil and cissus though.
    There have been some studies that have shown that I believe, but not to any significant degree that any one would notice outside of a chemistry lab.
    ADVANCED MUSCLE SCIENCE
    Strongest On The Market
    RECOVERBRO: Est. Post #3222
  12. Senior Member
    DerickVonD's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Age
    26
    Posts
    2,343
    Rep Power
    34870
    Level
    37
    Lv. Percent
    95.12%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat View Post
    There have been some studies that have shown that I believe, but not to any significant degree that any one would notice outside of a chemistry lab.
    Ah ok. I don't mind taking them but if I take them daily I start to get stomach pain.
  13. Elite Member
    CopyCat's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  187 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Age
    34
    Posts
    6,254
    Rep Power
    719850
    Level
    58
    Lv. Percent
    46.82%
    Achievements Activity ProActivity AuthorityPosting ProPosting Authority

    Quote Originally Posted by DerickVonD View Post
    Ah ok. I don't mind taking them but if I take them daily I start to get stomach pain.
    You can look into picking up something that is enteric coated such as advil, as well as taking it with food or milk which should also help. Also, you can take it more when it is hurting instead of just all the time.
    ADVANCED MUSCLE SCIENCE
    Strongest On The Market
    RECOVERBRO: Est. Post #3222
  14. Senior Member
    DerickVonD's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Age
    26
    Posts
    2,343
    Rep Power
    34870
    Level
    37
    Lv. Percent
    95.12%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat View Post
    You can look into picking up something that is enteric coated such as advil, as well as taking it with food or milk which should also help. Also, you can take it more when it is hurting instead of just all the time.
    well the thing is it doesn't hurt it burns and its when I lay down. When I'm walking or sitting it's not a problem, but when I lay down my thigh starts burning and I get this tingling sensation sometimes.
  15. Senior Member
    fadi's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"   lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Age
    42
    Posts
    1,163
    Rep Power
    3107
    Level
    26
    Lv. Percent
    31.41%
    Achievements Posting Pro

    I have same problem withtne meds I take. take anti acid daily such as zantac it should solve the acid reflux problem
  16. New Member
    Kevin James's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    51
    Rep Power
    75
    Level
    7
    Lv. Percent
    2.44%

    My guess is definitely not a damaged nerve, the pain someone mentioned about
  17. Senior Member
    DerickVonD's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Age
    26
    Posts
    2,343
    Rep Power
    34870
    Level
    37
    Lv. Percent
    95.12%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by fadi View Post
    I have same problem withtne meds I take. take anti acid daily such as zantac it should solve the acid reflux problem
    Whoa how is this related to acid reflux? Also I take prilosec everyday before bed in fact.
  18. New Member
    Kevin James's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    51
    Rep Power
    75
    Level
    7
    Lv. Percent
    2.44%

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin James
    My guess is definitely not a damaged nerve, the pain someone mentioned about
    Sorry my iPhone app sucks. anyways, the pain someone mentioned about their mom having is sciatic nerve damage, which sucks and is caused by a herniated disc in the spine typically. Its probably a muscle, my guess is the vastus intermedius, it connects to the femur leg bone and the knee cap. It could be a nerve that is hurting now, and it hurts because of the muscle injury swelling or ligament tear pushing on the nerve. If its that bad, you probably should get an MRI. If its really bad the longer you wait the worse. Go see a doctor!
  19. New Member
    Kevin James's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    51
    Rep Power
    75
    Level
    7
    Lv. Percent
    2.44%

    Rereading your article, does it hurt if you stretch your quads? If its just laying down then I would say the pain is from the nerve.
  20. Senior Member
    DerickVonD's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Age
    26
    Posts
    2,343
    Rep Power
    34870
    Level
    37
    Lv. Percent
    95.12%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin James View Post
    Rereading your article, does it hurt if you stretch your quads? If its just laying down then I would say the pain is from the nerve.
    It'll feel sore sometimes above my knee and the burning will come if I have like long pants on and it happens when I'm laying down. Also as luck would have it my doctor is out for a week. So if it is the nerve whats that mean I need surgery and I can't lift for months and I get weak and loose all my gains for like the third time? Hell if that's the case I'm starting on anabolics because I'm tired of not getting anywhere getting injured and starting from the beginning yet again.
  21. New Member
    Kevin James's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    51
    Rep Power
    75
    Level
    7
    Lv. Percent
    2.44%

    Well, I would definitely make an appointment, it's not THAT far away, but you should get seen ASAP. As far as anabolics, well I hurt my sciatic nerve really bad and I'm cycling ghrp-6, I think it may have helped my recovery. But more importantly, walking at a moderate pace on the treadmill saved me, and I'm back to normal. Nerve damage recovery is helped by regular walking and moving around, laying in one spot for long periods can make things worse. If its inflamed, try icing it for 20 min every couple hours when needed. Also try a moist towel with a heat pack, that may make all the difference. if you have an electronic one, try covering it with a plastic bag, using the moist towel on your leg and see if you can sleep with it.
  22. Senior Member
    DerickVonD's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Age
    26
    Posts
    2,343
    Rep Power
    34870
    Level
    37
    Lv. Percent
    95.12%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    I went to the doctor's today. She gave me a prescription of Ibuphofen 600mg and said if I don't get better in 10 days to call her. She said to take 1 pill 3 times a day. She said something about it might be a pinched nerve cause by inflammation.
  23. Elite Member
    CopyCat's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  187 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Age
    34
    Posts
    6,254
    Rep Power
    719850
    Level
    58
    Lv. Percent
    46.82%
    Achievements Activity ProActivity AuthorityPosting ProPosting Authority

    Quote Originally Posted by DerickVonD View Post
    I went to the doctor's today. She gave me a prescription of Ibuphofen 600mg and said if I don't get better in 10 days to call her. She said to take 1 pill 3 times a day. She said something about it might be a pinched nerve cause by inflammation.
    Don't forget to take it with food or milk since you said it can tend to make your stomach upset.
    ADVANCED MUSCLE SCIENCE
    Strongest On The Market
    RECOVERBRO: Est. Post #3222
  24. New Member
    Kevin James's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    51
    Rep Power
    75
    Level
    7
    Lv. Percent
    2.44%

    if I have helped at all, I could use some rep points!
  

  
 

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Cortisone Shot Worked....or not?
    By monsterbox in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-19-2010, 02:01 AM
  2. Pulled Muscle
    By SufferingEd in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-27-2009, 11:41 AM
  3. inner thigh/groin area muscle wastage
    By darkblue1 in forum Male Anti-Aging Medicine
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-30-2008, 10:29 AM
  4. Shoulder Injury and Cortisone Shot? Yes or No?
    By I am Weasel in forum 35 and Older
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 04-11-2008, 02:19 PM
  5. My right thigh muscle rip
    By nycste in forum Pics
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-21-2007, 06:38 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in
Log in