[ Cortisone ]

Cortisone is a steroidal hormone closely related to cortisol. Along with adrenaline, it is one of the main hormones released in response to stress.

Cortisone elevates blood pressure, suppresses the immune system and reduces inflammation due to injury.

Prescribed medicinally as anti-inflammatory (SAID), cortisone injections are administered to relieve pain and reduce inflammation of injured joints, tendons, or synovial bursae.