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02-05-2008, 12:22 AM
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I went the cortizone route once, and had a really bad reaction to it. Since it suppresses the immune responce, it can potentially wreak havok on your immune system. I caught the Flu almost the next day, which I'm sure was probably unrelated, but my body couldn't fight it off and it literally almost killed me. Granted, this was an extremely severe reaction, not typical, but it scared me off of cortizone forever. Cortizone is also only a tempoary measure.

I have somewhat bad tendonitis in both knees, which makes hockey very painful sometimes. It typically flares up just after I finish playing. Occasionally, when it gets really bad, I rub some Arnica Gel on my knees, which does seem to help a little bit. Ice is also a good idea.

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