EndurElite Chief Endurance Officer Matt Mosman discusses what athletes need to know about cortisone shoots and what the pros and cons are.
What Are Cortisone Shots?
Good morning, family of fast. Matt Mosman, the Chief Endurance Officer over at EndurElite, coming at you today with Friday's endurance fast fact. Topic today, cortisone shots. Now cortisone is a steroid that sometimes athletes will get shots of after an injury. Now, the good news is cortisone will decrease inflammation. The bad news is cortisone will mask the pain from the injury and sometimes athletes will keep on pushing it. This is bad because this can lead to a rupture of the tendon, muscle, ligaments, and other negative consequences. There's also research showing that getting too many cortisone shots can lead to cartilage deterioration. So here's what you need to know. If you get cortisone shots, do them at least six weeks apart, and no more than three to four a year. And that's all I have for today, my endurance friends. Until next time, stay fueled, stay focused, and stay fast.