Kenalog IA/IM Injection belongs to a group of medicines called steroids. Their full name is corticosteroids. These corticosteroids occur naturally in the body, and help to maintain health and well-being. Boosting your body with extra corticosteroid (such as Kenalog IA/IM Injection) is an effective way to treat various illnesses involving inflammation in the body. Kenalog IA/IM Injection reduces this inflammation, which could otherwise go on making your condition worse. You must take this medicine regularly to get maximum benefit from it.
I have injections in my Knee every three months and they give me a pain free life with no pain killers. It varies each time but I know how effective it will be as they inject, the more it hurts the better it will be and the doctor says he can feel the needle going in to inflamed tissue and I say don't I know it but carry on you have hit the right spot. It is sore for a day or two but after that it is a win, win situation with it lasting up to 2 months and then the pain starts coming back so I have to resort to pain killers untill I am allowed another jab, only allowed 3 a year. Injection work's best on the Knee and vary's on other joints but they are well worth a try. They reach there most effective within a week and if they do not work for you then worth trying again as it is important to get it in just the right spot and the ankle is a much smaller joint.
I recently finished a series of lumbar cortisone shots for a back injury. The last shot produced some strange reactions. The day after, I awoke with heightened sensory perceptions. Objects were brighter, sounds louder, smells stronger, and thoughts clearer; very psychedelic. Then I began having rapid heartbeat, pulse and my blood pressure skyrocketed. I had profuse sweating . Now 5 days later, I am on the mend. I thought. However, a red, flat, itchy , painful rash appeared under my breasts streaking down my torso. I thought it might be heat rash . My previous injections had no side effects, indicating to me, personally, that this might be a cumulative effect.