You do know your doctors know a lot more about this than we do -- have you asked them? You can get a cortisone shot if you want the risk of one. As for telling you it would be normal with celebrex, you probably knew at the time it was impossible for them to know that -- individuals differ a ton in how quickly they heal, in how severe the problem is, how long it took to develop, how carefully we stick to the treatment regimen. Celebrex isn't the safest drug out there, maybe try a different anti-inflammatory such ibuprofen or naproxen. My own feeling is, don't be in a hurry, you can create a chronic problem that way, but if you're one of those who is in a hurry, then yes, cortisone should be available.