Abstract : The effectiveness of topical steroid application in relieving phimosis was studied in 41 boys treated with a potent steroid ointment. 35 patients showed improvement initially but in 12 of them the phimosis recurred completely and in seven of them partly. There was significantly less recurrence in the patients who improved within one month. Most of the families were satisfied with the treatment. We recommend topical steroids as first treatment of choice for phimosis, when treatment is necessary.
Thanks for replying. I had acupuncture to see if it would help with the shoulder but also with migraines I had started to suffer about 3 months after my injury, it causes a lot of tension in my neck and upper back. It did help with migraines but didn't help the shoulder. I had 8 sessions. I'm confused really as I was told the steroid injection would buy me a window in which I could do more physio, which hasn't worked in the past either. Mine really varies, at its worst I couldn't raise my arm without pain, changing gear in my car was awful, dressing over head, can't lie on my side to sleep, can't lie on my back to sleep. At its best which as I said in my original post is probably the last few days, it's much better pain and movement wise. It still aches a lot but I'm wondering if this is short lived relief .
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