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A 39-year-old member asked:

Do you think i should get a cortisone shot are there any side effects?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Depends: Of what area? Single shots in shoulders, knees etc are linited and helpful generally. Large dose, or repetitive long term steroids orally or injection can have issues.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What side effects are commonly associated with cortisone shots?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Not much: Rarely, the steroid crystals can cause a mild inflammatory response but this is brief. Repeated injections into the same area over a short period can rarely cause damage to the tissue or joint.
A 34-year-old female asked:

What are the negative side effects of getting Cortisone shots in your wrists (to alleviate pain)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
The following: complications could occur but are not common site infection, swelling, pain. Repeated injections may lead atrophy and bone demineralization
Last updated Apr 24, 2018


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