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Could cortisone cause arm pain/numbness?

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Dr. Richard Makowiec
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Unlikely

You can experience local irritation at the site of injection.
Other complications that are rare with injections include infection & allergic reactions. Also, one has to ask why was the injection given? Usually, pain/numbness are the reason for the injection. In exceedingly rare cases, there can be trauma to a nerve from the needle or injection.

In brief: Unlikely

You can experience local irritation at the site of injection.
Other complications that are rare with injections include infection & allergic reactions. Also, one has to ask why was the injection given? Usually, pain/numbness are the reason for the injection. In exceedingly rare cases, there can be trauma to a nerve from the needle or injection.
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