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how long should numbness last after a cortizone shot for trigger finger

A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Ice/NSAIDs: Reduce repetitive activity of the finger, gently ice it for 15 minutes 3-5x/day and take anti-inflammatories if these are safe for you. A cortisone in ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Upto 48 hrs.: In majority of patients, it takes upto 48 hrs for relief after a cortisone shot. In some patients ( about 5-8%), the pain can get worse for about 24- ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Fast recovery: The recovery should be fast and you should know if the injection works in 2 or 3 days.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Trigger thumb: Flexor tenosynovitis ( trigger) is very common of all fingers including the thumb. Simple treatment includes consistent use of NSAIDs , avoidance of r ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Every 3-4 months: Usually steroid injections are given only every 3-4 months.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: If you mean put in an injection of cortisone on your own in your own finger i would say no not a good idea not quite as bad an idea as taking out yo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: It is possible that the medication used for your injection has affected your sensory nerve. However, the numbness should resolve within a few hours - ... Read More
A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudhir Bansal
74 years experience Endocrinology
Tendinitis: Your symptoms of nerve compression and tendinitis since they are localized could be related to occupational trauma other to consider hypothyroid and c ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irwin Abraham
48 years experience Sports Medicine
Unrelated problems.: You have mentioned a number of what sounds like unrelated problems. You would need to have a physician get a full history and a good exam to determin ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examina ... Read More
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