If Tate needs a cortisone shot during the game, how quickly can he get back on the field?
Mike Lantry, 1972
Depends on if they use the same guy they used for Henne
Not as quickly as Denard
but it should take approx. 10-15 minutes to work around the joint. Yet, it might take 1-3 days for it to take away any inflammation. I am not a Dr., but that is what happened when I got shot in my shoulder.
Ah, looks like there's a difference between "working around the joint" and taking away the inflammation. The important question, I think, is how long until the pain goes away? It sounds like Tate's bruise is all about pain management.
me to rotate the shoulder to work it around the joint. The sever pain went away relatively fast, but the overall discomfort took 1-3 days depending on what I was doing. I am not a 19 year old athlete though either. It may work quicker. Do we not have any MGoDoctors on MGoBlog that can answer this?
and what is being said is fairly accurate. The thing is the cortisone shot doesn't take away the pain, it reduces inflamation (which over time will reduce the pain, but not immediately).
I suspect that Tate is getting some type of local anesthetic in his shoulder that will numb the shoulder for the game and the cortisone to remove the inflamation over time.
He could get multiple shots of the anesthetic throughout the game if necessary and its effects are virtually immediate. It could take anywhere from 1-5 minutes to take full effect, but usually you notice it within a minute.
I had 2 or 3 shots in my hip. In short, I was given a local that numbs the area (I don’t remember what medicine it was.) The cortisone shot did not have any effect until the next day with my hip.
Did you sleep in a Holiday Inn Express last night?
This site suggests at least a few days:
That can't be right though, can it? I feel like I've seen NFL players come back like one or two drives after taking the shot, no?
Dan Marino saying he needed shots in his knee during halftime just to come out for the second half - so I don't think the process can take too long.
Yeah that doesn't seem right. And in all seriousness about Henne, according to here, he was given shots the day of the Wisconsin game.
Michigan doctors had just given Henne, the team’s star quarterback, a cortisone shot to numb his shoulder, which Henne had dislocated three weeks earlier at Illinois. Still, the shoulder did not feel right.
“So I went back in the locker room and said, ‘Something feels stretchy back here,’ ” Henne recalled. “They said, ‘We’ll put a little bit more in.’ They didn’t use a lot. So they put a little bit more in.”
One of the cortisone shots had hit a nerve, numbing Henne from the shoulder down to his fingers.
Trainer Paul Schmidt, who has worked at Michigan since 1986, told Henne he had never seen it happen.
that's pretty crazy.
chad henne was one tough dude.
That errant shot possibly cost us the Wisky Game, OSU, the Big Ten Title, who knows what else.
IIRC, hitting a nerve is VERY unlikely and was more a freak occurrence than anything else.
Some people just aren't good at giving shots, it happens far more than you'd think. Still, the reporting here is not very accurate IME. Cortisone will not numb anything, it is an anti-inflamatory drug and reduces inflamation over time. This would not take effect over halftime of a football game. They must have been using a local anesthetic in these cases (Marino and Henne).
if he needs a cortisone shot during the game, he should probably sit.
and other steroids take several days to reduce inflammation, and cortisone itself doesn't "numb" anything. Local anesthetics (marcaine, lidocaine, etc.) work quickly and actually cause numbness.
matches my experience MMB
If Tate needs an appendectomy just before halftime, could he be back for the 4th quarter?
Tate's appendix was replaced with moxie years ago.
At this point I'm convinced that Tate is indestructible.
It's the lidocaine mixed in with the cortisone that gives almost immediate relief. The steroids need some time, at least a couple days, for the full benefit.
I've had at least 10 of these injections over the years prior to rotator cuff surgeries.
I wouldn't be surprised if Tate received a shot earlier this week though.
Yep, cortisone is usually the last "bandaid" before surgery is needed. I went through the 3 shot limit in the course of a summer before my senior year in HS. I had surgery a year later. Cortisone is not good. Having played baseball in college, I'm all to familiar with cortisone shots. Not one person that needed a shot, didn't end up under the knife. If I were Tate, I'd stay away from Cortisone and try more natural methods of relief.
I have had many of these shots and have always been told that it takes 1 to 3 days. If I had to guess he probably received one wed. In order for it to take effect in time but the bad thing is that once it works he will not be healed. It will just take some of the inflamation away giving the feeling of being healed. He will be more prone to hurting it again if he is not careful.
These players are a special breed. I don't have any experience with it, but I'm guessing that the adrenaline and desire to return to the field, mixed with getting a shot which you expect to begin easing your pain will get most of these players back moving towards that field in a hurry, even before it takes its full effect. Tate, Henne, Marino are all tough nuts. I just don't want to be around when that wears off.
if Chad Penne's arm was limp from the cortizone shot or if it was al dente?
Well normally penne pasta is stiff until you boil it and then it goes limp.
and ladies if your out there... He isn't on the injury report. And he practiced rather regularly this week for a QB - so I would say that he doesn't need a shot.
Just some logic, but it would not make much sense to have him practice throwing slants and screens if he would need the shot...