Spine & Orthopedic Pain Centers

Toradol Injections

Toradol (ketorolac tromethamine) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug most often given by injection. It is indicated for short-term management of moderate to severe acute pain. Over the past several years toradol has been used joints similar to cortisone injections for joint pain.

In many patients they have gotten similar results to the cortisone injections and in some patients the toradol has given them longer relief then the cortisone did. Since it is a non- steroidal drug vs cortisone which is a steroid, the risk such as infection and increasing glucose levels are decreased. The risk of tendon weakening is less. Pain relief is usually in a couple of days. Toradol can also be injected in the muscle if someone is in severe pain, such as back pain and has been used for years in emergency rooms for the treatment of pain from kidney stones and on orthopedic hospital floors for the treatment of postop pain.

Many conditions where inflammation is an underlying problem are amenable to toradol injections.

These include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Partial rotator cuff tear
  • Calcific tendonitis
  • Arthritis of the shoulder, hip, knee or spine
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Bursitis of the knee or hip
  • Plantar fascitis
  • Trigger points
  • Trigger finger
  • Carpal tunnel

A single injection of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) ketorolac shows superiority over corticosteroid injections in the treatment of shoulder impingement syndrome, according to a study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) 2011 Annual Meeting.

Consult a pain management specialist if you have these symptoms.

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Inderbir Johal, M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist
Anesthesiologist

Dr. Inderbir Johal, M.D. is a highly-skilled interventional pain management physician. Following a rigorous residency program in anesthesiology at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Johal completed an intensive fellowship at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Dr. Johal is passionate about his patients and their experience at Prestige Pain. Compassionate in his clinical approach, Dr. Johal uses leading-edge, minimally-invasive approaches to address acute and chronic pain effectively.

Dr. Johal welcomes your correspondence.

Gurbir Johal, M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist
Anesthesiologist

Dr. Gurbir Johal is a highly-skilled interventional pain management physician. Following a rigorous residency program in anesthesiology at the prestigious University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Johal completed an intensive fellowship in pain medicine at the University of Chicago Pain Medicine Center.

Dr. Johal is passionate about his patients and their experience at Prestige Pain. Compassionate in his clinical approach, Dr. Johal uses leading-edge, minimally-invasive approaches to address acute and chronic pain effectively.

Dr. Johal welcomes your correspondence.