I am familiar with the overall aspects of Cortisone injections. What I am interested in, is if anyone has had these in their life and how was the outcome? I pulled my shoulder last summer lifting a tool box. Have had pain on and off since. Then the last 4 months chronic increasing pain right shoulder. Xrays were clean ... Doc said Tendonitis. "I said, OK ... but this won't heal". He said especially if left untreated it could take a year on its own if not more. He did an injection in the joint Tuesday (yayy fun btw) ... since Cortisone does not ease pain ... it reduces inflammation and the pain has gone about 70%. Anyone have long term experience with this treatment? He said I may need more injections, no more then three total. He believes it will now heal completely ... I don't want surgery. Thanks.