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can a cortisone injection in my shoulder be the cause of a lot of pain and swelling in my forearm and wrist?

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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not typically: Unless you are having a reaction to the injection. Probably unrelated.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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