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Can someone please explain to me some things about cortisone shots like risks and benefits/side effects, etc?

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See details: Local cortisone shots really have little risk. If you are diabetic, they can raise blood sugar to a modest degree. There can occasionally be some pain after injection but that is temporary. The benefits involve the injection's ability to resolve the area of inflammatory and relieve pain.

Answered 10/28/2016

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