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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
50 years experience Psychiatry
No: The only painful or uncomfortable sensation is the push of the steroid into your arm.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on the doctor, the drug, body part injected and the size of the needle. Actually, when doing procedures the injection of the local anesthetic ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
31 years experience Dermatology
Rarely and temporary: Generally and realistically, this happens very seldomly in clinical practice. When it does happen, it's almost always due to water gain, and it is rap ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Reversable: The weight gain secondary to steroids is lost when you get off of them again.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Nerve damage?: I think you meant you have nerve damage. I would recommend visit with neurologist or pain specialist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on location: Steroid injections in the hand and feet seem to be the most painful. Injections in the knees and shoulders are painful, but to a much lesser degree. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Help what?: Steroid shot to the spine is a common form of managing refractory backache resulting from various spinal and nerve disorders. It works reasonably well ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Turbinates: We often inject a small amount of steroids into structures in the nasal passage called turbinates. These winglike structures often swell excessively d ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: There is no problem taking oral steroids after receiving hyalgan. What i would not recommend is having steroid injections into the same joints that ju ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not enough info: What is the cause of the pain? The term chronic pain is much too general to reply with specific advice.

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