What's up guys. I've been dealing with golfers elbow for while now and my orthopedic doctor suggested a cortisone shot. I've had one before when I was 16 and had great results from it. I am now 24 and about to enter my senior year of collegiate baseball. My real passion has always been bodybuilding. Do any of you guys know if cortisone shots cause muscle atrophy ? My injection will not be intramuscular. It's directly to the tendon.