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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
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
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.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: Ethyl chloride, a skin refrigerant, should provide adequate help in reducing the pain of the needle stick.

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