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Millington, MI
A 62-year-old female asked:

Steroid shot for thumb arthritis. now excruciating pain radiating to shoulder. is this normal? i know it can take days for the injection to work, but is it normal to make it worse? if so, when will it quit hurting so badly? ice & asprin not helping

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Dr. Adam Elisha
Rheumatology 7 years experience
Abnormal : This is not an expected reaction to a steroid injection of the thumb. Unclear if your new pain is actually related to the injection. I would strongly recommend you revisit your provider for further evaluation.

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Last updated Jul 2, 2020

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