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cortizone shot


I had my 3rd cortizone shot on my right shoulder last February.

My doctor said I have to tone down my training from now on since the shots weakened my tendons. In other words, he said that if I bench press heavy, it might just snap in an instant.

Is this accurate? I've been lifting less because of this.


the shot can dull your sense of pain. if you go heavy while it is in your system, you might push beyond your limitations and cause an injury.


the shot can dull your sense of pain while it is in your system. if you go heavy, you can push beyond your limits and not know it. that is what will cause a joint injury. this happened to my father, and they did't warn him on this. he was pretty nasty after surgery.