A 34-year-old female asked:
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should i ask for a local anaesthetic before getting a cortisone injection in my wrist.?

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Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Wrist injections are tolerated by most. You'd get poked with two needles over one. I anticipate you'll be able to handle it just fine.
Answered on Feb 27, 2013
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Ethyl chloride, a skin refrigerant, should provide adequate help in reducing the pain of the needle stick.
Answered on Feb 28, 2013
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