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A 25-year-old female asked:

how often can you get cortisone shots in the same joint? i got one in my wrist 3 weeks ago and it has worn off.

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
No rule of thumb: There is no hard and fast rule how many times cortisone injection can be given. It depends upon the severity of symptoms and the diagnosis. Generally if you had 3 injections in the same joint in one year then you need other treatment like surgery.

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Last updated Mar 1, 2016

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