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Dr. Tamara Lyday
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Steroid Joint Injection (Overview)

Steroid or cortisone injections of the knee, shoulder and other joints can help to alleviate pain and inflammation from arthritis.


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I had a steroid guided SI joint injection at Noon today. The numbing medicine has wore off. It's becoming painful. What can I do?

I had a steroid guided SI joint injection at Noon today. The numbing medicine has wore off. It's becoming painful. What can I do?

Ice or heat: It is usual for the pain to come after the anesthesia wears off You can ice it or moist heat and usually it is gone the next day Sometimes a pain pill can help but start with advil (ibuprofen) and local treatment first. If it increases then call your provider ...Read more

Dr. Tamara Lyday
28 doctors shared insights

Steroid Joint Injection (Overview)

Steroid or cortisone injections of the knee, shoulder and other joints can help to alleviate pain and inflammation from arthritis.


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Are steroid joint injections contraindicated FOR itp treatment or IN itp patients? Thanks

Are steroid joint injections  contraindicated FOR itp treatment or IN itp patients? Thanks

If controlled: Ask your doctor for individual recommendations Theoretically if platelet count is good ( bleeding risk is controlled) then the steroid would not be contraindicated but if you are already receiving steroids ITP treatment then I'm not sure how much more an injection has to offer. ...Read more

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I had a steroid guided SI joint injection at Noon today. The numbing medicine has wore off. It's becoming painful. What can I do?

Ice or heat: It is usual for the pain to come after the anesthesia wears off You can ice it or moist heat and usually it is gone the next day Sometimes a pain pill can help but start with advil (ibuprofen) and local treatment first. If it increases then call your provider ...Read more

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Are epidural steroid injections, si joint, and radiofrequency ablation dangerous if given for years?

Are epidural steroid injections, si joint, and radiofrequency ablation dangerous if given for years?

Yes and No: Osteoporosis after any sort of steroid exposure can occur. Usually this requires repeated chronic long term exposure after several years. Based on your age, unless you have previous exposure to oral steroids or have had significant exposure to epidural steroid injections i would not be too concerned yet. ...Read more

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I have a head cold. Can I still have a SI joint injection under sedation?

I have a head cold. Can I still have a SI joint injection under sedation?

Anesthesia: when you are sick is always a risky proposition. Anestesiologists usually suggest rescheduling such a procedure when you are ill, especially if you have a fever. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is steriod joint injection safe during pregnancy?

Hoping you can tell me, is steriod joint injection safe during pregnancy?

Probably: I have done these before with no problems but it is best to ask your obgyn about your particular case. ...Read more

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What is the name of the joint injection that can help with chronic ankle pain?

What is the name of the joint injection that can help with chronic ankle pain?

There are a few: The most common injection for joints is a corticosteroid type injection (the contents of which are physician preference). There are other joint injections that are used for knees that are sometimes used in the ankle "off label" and you would need to discuss this and your condition with your specialist to determine what is the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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How much does a sacroiliac joint injection hurt?

How much does a sacroiliac joint injection hurt?

Generally tolerated: It is generally tolerated by the overwhelming majority of patients under local anesthetic. Sometimes, if patients are more nervous, oral or IV sedation can be used. ...Read more

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Is sacroiliac joint injection a very common procedure?

Is sacroiliac joint injection a very common procedure?

Yes: I do several procedures per day. This is the joint between your hip bone and tail bone in the back of your pelvis. It can cause pain and/or numbness down the leg on that side. Ask your doctor how many of this type of injections he/she does, what they are injecting into the joint and what they hope to accomplish with the injection. ...Read more

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Hey docs, should verced i.V. Always be given for pain during facet joint injection?

Hey docs, should verced i.V. Always be given for pain during facet joint injection?

Depends: Versed can help with anxiety during your procedure but not everyone needs this. So make sure you ask what the sedation or anesthesia will do to you during the procedure. Many times they use other medications as well. I would discuss this with your doctor to have a better understanding of what you might go through. ...Read more

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Sacroiliac joint injection and cervical nerve block. What are they?

Sacroiliac joint injection and cervical nerve block. What are they?

Very different: An si injection is an injection of the joint between the spine and the tailbone. A cervical nerve block is an injection of one of the nerves in the cervical spine. ...Read more

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I had a second si joint injection. I am having weakness in that hip. I can't walk normally on one side. The dr said it will be okin2hr but 4 hrs..Not!

I had a second si joint injection. I am having weakness in that hip. I can't walk normally on one side. The dr said it will be okin2hr but 4 hrs..Not!

Wait: I'd give it more time, and wait it out overnight. In most cases the symptoms will completely resolve by then. If not, definitely call your doctor again. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are common complications of a facet joint injection?

What are common complications of a facet joint injection?

Pain, numbness: Facet joint injections are often done in the lumbar & cervical spine, often under fluoroscopy (live x-ray), bathing this joint with an anesthetic (lidocaine, etc.) and steroid/cortisone. Common side effects include pain (during and for the first 48 hours), numbness (often temporary) and bleeding (usually minimal). Rare & serious side effects include infection, nerve injury and spinal fluid leak. ...Read more

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What is the difference between facet joint injection and paravertebral injection and epidural injection? Any website with picutres explaining such?

What is the difference between facet joint injection and paravertebral injection and epidural injection? Any website with picutres explaining such?

Location: The facet joints are the joints between the vertebra. An epidural injection goes into the epidural space (the space just outside the sac that covers the spinal cord. Depending on approach epidurals can be translaminar or transforaminal. Paracertebralinjections are in the space immediately to the side of the area where the spinal nerves come out of the spine. The location is the main difference. ...Read more

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Can a registered nurse give a joint injection?

Can a registered nurse give a joint injection?

NO, she can not give: RN, IS NOT QUALIFIED BY TRAINING TO GIVE INJECTION INTO THE JOINT ...Read more

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9wk po bunionectomy. Big toe crossing over 2nd toe. Getting worse. Joint injection didn't work and doing PT. Will I need surgery again?

9wk po bunionectomy. Big toe crossing over 2nd toe. Getting worse. Joint injection didn't work and doing PT. Will I need surgery again?

I see a revision.: If the position of the toe was correct after surgery, but has drifted SUBSTANTIALLY since, then I feel your chance of spontaneous correction is minimal. Best to get a second opinion soon. ...Read more

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I had a si sacroiliac joint injection near my tailbone 2 days ago and ive been hurting sick to my stomach and feel awful, is this normal after 2 days?

I had a si  sacroiliac joint injection near my tailbone 2 days ago and ive been hurting sick to my stomach and feel awful, is this normal after 2 days?

Injection site pain: Injection site pain likely indicates a bone or periosteum bruise; this can trigger pain reactions of nausea and fatigue - like vaso-vagal or poly-vagal reactions; best move at this point is to rest, apply cold packs 20 min on - 20-30 min off, 20 min on, etc; Let the doctor know who injected you - rarely, an infection could complicate ...Read more

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I had a Right SI joint injection today, i am now experiencing bad nausea and a headache along with lower back and leg pain, even with a pain pill?

I had a Right SI joint injection today, i am now experiencing bad nausea and a headache along with lower back and leg pain, even with a pain pill?

Sacroilitis: The nausea and headache may be related to the steroid in the injection. The persistent back and leg pain may be caused by a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. See a spine specialist for further treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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