- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used for short-term management of moderate to severe pain. It is not a narcotic, opioid, or controlled substance, it is a NSAID and a non-habit forming alternative for pain management and relief.
- This medication blocks the body from producing natural substances that cause inflammation, pain, and fever.
- Administered as an intramuscular injection (deltoid or glute).
- Relief experienced about 30 minutes after administration and its effects can last up to 6 hours (full impact felt after 1-2 hours).
Cortisone vs Toradol; Toradol is non-steroidal while Cortisone is a steroid. Therefore, Toradol has a lower risk of infection as well as a lower risk of an increase in glucose levels. Toradol also has a lower risk of tendon weakening compared to cortisone.
Some conditions that are amenable by toradol injections include;
- Muscle pain
- Shoulder Impingement
- Partial Rotator Cuff Tear
- Calcific Tendonitis
- Arthritis (shoulder, hip, knee or spine)
- Tennis/golfers elbow
- Bursitis of the Knee or Hip
- Plantar Fascitis
- Trigger Points
- Trigger Finger
- Carpal Tunnel