A 41-year-old female asked:
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had a cortisone injection in wrist joint 13 weeks ago, still in so much pain, why? no one can find why?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Have you had an MRI of the wrist. That should help sort things out.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
51 years experience Rheumatology
Wrist pain : Persistent or increased pain from cortisone injection into wrist after 13 weeks needs to be further looked into . At times cortisone injections can cause more pain due to steroid induced inflammation , tendon, nerve, joint or bony injury locally . Other causes are infections and occasionally avascular necrosis . Follow up with doctor for further assessment with MRI / ct and treatment.
Answered on Apr 1, 2015
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