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Doctor insights on: Why Have I Lost Skin Pigment Where I Had A Cortisone Injection In My Wrist

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Pigment (Definition)

Any chemical which has a color (minerals also) can be said to have a pigment. Such chemicals are responsible for the colors of the skin, the hair, the eyes and things we don't ordinary see such as the brown ...Read more


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Should I ask for a local anaesthetic before getting a cortisone injection in my wrist.?

Should I ask for a local anaesthetic before getting a cortisone injection in my wrist.?

No: Ethyl chloride, a skin refrigerant, should provide adequate help in reducing the pain of the needle stick. ...Read more

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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?

Had a cortisone injection in wrist joint 13 weeks ago, still in so much pain, why? No one can find why?

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. ...Read more

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Would a cortisone injection in ur wrist, create fluid n swelling?

Probably not: Cortisone injections are used to reduce swelling and pain. Sometimes the area is more painful for the first day or two, though. ...Read more

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How do u cope with nerve damage in wrist from a cortisone injection?

How do u cope with nerve damage in wrist from a cortisone injection?

Contact your doc: Not clear to me that you have any nerve damage, and would be unusual to acquire associated with cortisone injection. You need to pin down precisely what has occurred so it can be managed properly. ...Read more

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Can I have a cortisone injection to my wrist if I have severe allergy from aspirine?

Can I have a cortisone injection to my wrist if I have severe allergy from aspirine?

Yes: Cortisone is not in the same drug family as aspirin. However anybody can be allergic to anything and often to more than one thing. But if you have had no problems with steroids before you should be okay (it's not 100% sure, though, nothing in medicine is!) ...Read more

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How long does relief from cortisone injection last before I need another in my wrist?

How long does relief from cortisone injection last before I need another in my wrist?

Varies: It depends on the injury or problem. Sometimes a shot will be a one-time fix. Other times it might only last a short while. I generally don't advocate for repeated steroid shots anyway. For joint issues, I recommend you look up Prolotherapy or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Splints, braces, physical therapy, or supplements such as turmeric, glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin, etc, may also help joints. ...Read more

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Will a cortisone injection help heal a tfcc degenerative tear? It's been healing since I've gotten the wrist widget with hyluronic acid & supplements

Will a cortisone injection help heal a tfcc degenerative tear? It's been healing since I've gotten the wrist widget with hyluronic acid & supplements

It may not make it: Heal but can reduce the irritation that is present and is getting in the way of the healing process and potentially reduce symptoms. If oneis improving then an injection may not be needed. Supplements have not been shown to be beneficial. Splnts may help if they are the right ones. Often we use thte workd heal to mean feel better but the two things may not be concurrent. ...Read more

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Can a cortisone injection in ur wrist joint create muscle spasms?

Can a cortisone injection in ur wrist joint create muscle spasms?

It could: The injection may cause some physical ; chemical irritation ; u may have some spasm in the associated muscles, but they r not serious. Massage, stretching, can help but they should b short lived ; improve with use. ...Read more

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Hyper sensitive skin on whole body for 3 months following cortisone injection in leg. Blood work normal. Skin hurt even if not in contact with cloths?

Hyper sensitive skin on whole body for 3 months following cortisone injection in leg. Blood work normal. Skin hurt even if not in contact with cloths?

Anxiety: Please modify our medication taking. I suggest you take celexa, (citalopram) if you do not take it yet, starting with 10 mg twice a day and increase to 20 mg twice per day. Celexa (citalopram) is very good on anxiety control and improving pain tolerance. By the way, you should stop short acting narcotics. The more narcotics use, the more problem will be. ...Read more

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After getting a cortisone shot in my wrists for tendonitis, the area of skin that was Injected is now lighter in color. What is causing this?

After getting a cortisone shot in my wrists for tendonitis, the area of skin that was Injected is now lighter in color. What is causing this?

The cortisone.: That happens sometimes. The skin will probably return to its normal color, although it might take its sweet time doing it. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain sensitivity. Skin pigmentation, thinning and extreme burning up the arm from an steroid injection (many more side effects) my whole body is effected at this point. What is going on from this and what can I do?

I am experiencing wrist pain sensitivity. Skin pigmentation, thinning and extreme burning up the arm from an steroid injection (many more side effects) my whole body is effected at this point. What is going on from this and what can I do?

Steroids: Some typical side effects are sensitivity, skin pigmentation changes and thinning of the skin around the injection site. The burning sensation up the arm would not be typical. Some people do get some systemic effects from the steroid. You should call your doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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Is prolotherapy better than cortisone injection for chronic wrist arthritis?

Is prolotherapy better than cortisone injection for chronic wrist arthritis?

Prolotherapy/options: Hard to be sure but try and see. I might consider PIT injections in subcutaneous areas with PRP into the joint. Fee in the $1, 000 ranges. ...Read more

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Time span for ache from cortisone injection, in wrist, for arthritis, to disappear? And when will I know if it helped? (Had it done yesterday 9/3/15)

Time span for ache from cortisone injection, in wrist, for arthritis, to disappear? And when will I know if it helped? (Had it done yesterday 9/3/15)

Takes a few days: Cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections take a few days to start to work. By two weeks one should know if it has worked and the arthritis pain reduced. At times there is actually an initial increase in pain until the inflammation begins to subside. As long as there is no sign of infection (redness, warmth, fever, a great change in pain) then usually rest and ice can be helpful for the soreness. ...Read more

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Cortisone injection in wrist joint due to this tendonitis and arthritis. How long till I'll know it worked? How long till the ache from shot disappear

Cortisone injection in wrist joint due to this tendonitis and arthritis. How long till I'll know it worked? How long till the ache from shot disappear

U need to have a goo: -d reason for injecting a 16 year old. Be sure U R Cing a fellowship trained hand surgeon. This treatment seems way 2 aggressive. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had a cortisone injection in my knee on wednesdayhow long til my knee will feel better?

What do you advise if I had a cortisone injection in my knee on wednesdayhow long til my knee will feel better?

Relief by day 3-5: Cortisone injections performed in the mild to moderately arthritic knee should provide relief by days 3-5 if the injections are to work at all. Each knee and degree of damage is different, and the response to an injection will also be different. The injections are aimed at decreasing the pain and swelling due to the inflammation and synovitis that occurs secondary to the underlying arthritis. ...Read more

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Had an MRI on my ankle 6 months ago. It shows I have fluid in the kagers fat pad. Had a cortisone injection for pain. How do I remove the fluid and pain?

I do not: Recommend steroid injections to this anatomical region. I think you run the risk of an achilles tear by doing so. I would try walking in a cam walker boot for a couple of weeks and see how you feel. You could ice the region while at rest. I would consider an antiinflammatory medication if no contraindication. ...Read more

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I recently had a cortisone injection in my knee. After the 48 hours or so of increased pain, I noticed some relief. After four days, the pain is more in?

I recently had a cortisone injection in my knee. After the 48 hours or so of increased pain, I noticed some relief. After four days, the pain is more in?

Cortisone no help: That should tell you that the cortisone injection did not help. What problems lead to the injection in the first place? Have the doctor reevaluate the knee. ...Read more

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Had a cortisone injection in my foot for morton's neuroma, and my middle toes are now very swollen in between. Is this normal or a shot reaction?

Had a cortisone injection in my foot for morton's neuroma, and my middle toes are now very swollen in between. Is this normal or a shot reaction?

Could be infection: Some swelling after a cortisone injection is normal. If there is redness, heat, tenderness and severe pain, it could indicate there is an infection. If it persists beyond 12-24 hours even after applying ice and elevating the leg, get it looked at by your doctor, or go the the ER. ...Read more

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Had a cortisone injection 2 months ago with intolerance how long can the cortisone stay in my body?

Had a cortisone injection 2 months ago with intolerance how long can the cortisone stay in my body?

Long gone: While some steroids last longer in your blood stream than others, all steroids froom oral Prednisone to injectable triamcinolone would be long gone from your body, even after one week. You could not possibly be having issues after two months! ...Read more

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I've had a cortisone injection in my thumb joint, four weeks ago I'm still in a lot of pain n swelling.

Need follow up: Did the injection initially work? You may need another injection or different kind of intervention. ...Read more

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Cortisone injection in bursa hip Th e doctor rubbed the spot injected and said it makes the cortisone go in. I'm sure this is wrong?

Cortisone injection in bursa hip Th e doctor rubbed the spot injected and said it makes the cortisone go in. I'm sure this is wrong?

Cortisone inj: Assuming this was done after the injection - he is correct - rubbing or massage will help distribute the medication in the bursa - while its a matter of personal preference to do this - its not wrong and may actually help speed up the healing process and prevent side effects ...Read more

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Should I abstain fromtaking oral anti inflammatorys after having a cortisone injection?

Depends on your need: The goal of the cortisone injection is to decrease your symptoms to the point where you don't need to take anti- inflammatories. That being said, a short course, if you need them is okay. Ask your doctor which one you should take, at what dose, and for how long. ...Read more