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

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

The following: Complications could occur but are not common site infection, swelling, pain. Repeated injections may lead atrophy and bone demineralization ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with cortisone shots?

What side effects are commonly associated with cortisone shots?

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. ...Read more

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What are the most common side effects of cortisone shots? I am noticibly bloated, feeling dizzy and nauseated and very pink face.

What are the most common side effects of cortisone shots? I am noticibly bloated, feeling dizzy and nauseated and very pink face.

You have them all.: These are side-effects of short duration. Redness of the face is due to vasodilation of blood vessels. Fluid retention is common, nausea less, but it occurs, especially if you take an nsaid. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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I had a cortisone shot 4 months ago, is it possibly for the side effects to just now start? I had a cortisone shot 4 months ago. Is it possibly for the side effects to just now start? I have this spot on my upper arm (in the general area I received the co

I had a cortisone shot 4 months ago, is it possibly for the side effects to just now start? I had a cortisone shot 4 months ago. Is it possibly for the side effects to just now start? I have this spot on my upper arm (in the general area I received the co

Yes: Yes - one of the side effects to corticosteroid (i.e. Cortisone) injections is lipoatrophy. Lipoatrophy is the medical term for loss of fat under the skin. The steroid medicine can dissolve the fat under the skin and cause a depression, or scar. It can also affect the cells that make pigment, so that the overlying skin can look lighter. This side effect typically occurs several months after the injection and can progress, somewaht, over several months. In many patients, the area can fill back in with fat cells, but this can take several years. It is purely a cosmetic blemish and may very well improve with time. ...Read more

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I have a headache after a cortisone shot in the hip. Is this a side effect and if so should I be concerned?

I have a headache after a cortisone shot in the hip. Is this a side effect and if so should I be concerned?

Headache: This symptom is not usual from a cortisone shot - but the experience could have been stressful and this may be a stress headache - cortisone can elevate BP a bit, but not fast. Place cold wash cloth on your head - recline, relax - may take tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have pain after having a cortisone shot in knee 2 weeks ago? Now the pain is on the outer side of knee. And there's clicking.

Pain after Cortisone: A cortisone shot doesn't completely eliminate pain but is intended to reduce the pain. The clicking is concerning for cartilage issues with your meniscus. It's important to schedule a Followup with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I had a loss of pigment from cortisone shot on both sides of buttocks. How do I treat this issue?

I had a loss of pigment from cortisone shot on both sides of buttocks. How do I treat this issue?

Cortisone can disolv: Cortisone can dissolve the melanin pigment. This is not a serious problem and often the pigment comes back. We usually see this when the injection is close to the surface rather than deeper ...Read more

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I received a cortisone shot in the side of my toe but since the shot I have a bruise surrounding the area that never went away. What happened?

I received a cortisone shot in the side of my toe but since the shot I have a bruise surrounding the area that never went away. What happened?

Bruise: Tissue bruising following an injection is a common side effect. It generally will resolve without treatment. They generally last 3-4 weeks. You can soda in warm water to increase blood flow and enhance the healing rate. ...Read more

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Can it take over a wk 4 a cortisone shot in the knee to work? I had 1 done a wk ago. I still have pain on the lateral side of knee when walking&bending.

Cortisone Take time: The medication fights inflammation. The more you had the slower it works. Keep taking chondroitin and wait another week. Cannot have another shot for at least a month and why repeat something that didn't work. Try hyaluronic acid or PRP next time. Delay surgery. Chondroitin is slow~ 2months to work. ...Read more

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Cortisone shot in left shoulder it made my whole left side numb &tingling & swelling from face to toes. Got another shot, counter react it. Am iallergic

Cortisone shot in left shoulder it made my whole left side numb &tingling & swelling from face to toes. Got another shot, counter react it. Am iallergic

It is possible: What are describing is what we call anaphylactic shock.
It possible to happen with this medication and any other medication.
Keep in mind there are few thing included in the shots, novocain, (procaine) the steroid.
So it could happen from either one. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with bursitis on little toe, got cortisone shot, pain is gone in toe but still have burning pain side top of foot, is ok to use DMSO?

I was diagnosed with bursitis on little toe, got cortisone shot, pain is gone in toe but still have burning pain side top of foot, is ok to use DMSO?

Go for it.: It works for some people more than others. I have used it and it did the job. Along with using DMSO, you might explore the reason why the bursitis started in the first place. DMSO, in this case, is a treatment not a cure. ...Read more

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Are the side effects the same for cortisone shots and pills?

It depends: If the injectable cortisone is the type used to inject joints, it has little risk. If you mean im cortisone injections, it has comparable risks to the pills. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What are the after effects of a cortisone shot in my shoulder?

What are the after effects of a cortisone shot in my shoulder?

Slows healing: Cortisone injections in the shoulder decrease the inflammation or arthritis or bursitis and tendinitis. This is good for pain relief and allowing for exercises. The side effects are occasional infections and increase tendon injury, because pain protects. ...Read more

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What does epidural cortisone shot involve?

What does epidural cortisone shot involve?

Epidural steroids: This entails injecting a potent anti-inflammatory medication into the outermost part of the spinal canal - the area outside the dura. Your provider can give you all the risks, benefits, and alternatives, but a needle is placed into the back so that the pain relieving medication can be delivered in the immediate area of the pain. ...Read more

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Will a cortisone shot help radial and cubical syndrome?

It can: Yes it can. Obviously depends on what's causing the problem. I do these under ultrasound guidance and have noted a higher success rate. ...Read more

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I got an epiderol cortisone shot in my back today and iam in a lot of pain is that normal?

I got an epiderol cortisone shot in my back today and iam in a lot of pain is that normal?

Pain is not normal: Any surgery or invasive procedure has a side effects and pain is one of them. After the epidural injection it is expected to have pain up to 24-48 hovers, then pain hopefully will subside and gradually you will feel much better. Please, call your physician for more information and instructions. ...Read more

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I took a cortisone shot in July 2014 for dequervain. Pain went away after a couple of days but has been back now. I only feel it right after waking up.

I took a cortisone shot in July 2014 for dequervain. Pain went away after a couple of days but has been back now. I only feel it right after waking up.

Tendonitis: Have you tried a brace, avoiding the movements that caused it in the first place and ibuprofen or naproxen for several weeks? If so, then see your MD again, otherwise try these. ...Read more