Could an emergency room administer cortisone shots for carpal tunnel?

They could. They could but unlikely as it is not an emergency treatment.
Probably not. While they could i would be surprised if you could find an emergency room physician that would be willing to do that procedure. That injection is best performed by an orthopedic surgeons, or other trained medical professional that performs that injection on a frequent basis.

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Tried the brace; no luck. What can help Carpal Tunnel besides cortisone shots or surgery?

Possibilities. Would rate the following about 35% effective, but might be tried: Pyridoxine phosphate 100 mg twice daily for 6 weeks, with an added anti-inflammatory med such as Naproxen Sodium 375 mg thrice daily. Read more...

How to take a cortisone shot for carpal tunnel?

See details. I am not sure what you mean. You see a doctor who is experienced doing the injection and have it done. Read more...
Option. This is an option for conservative treatment of cts. Safe to do, works for some. Read more...

I had a cortisone shot in wrist under fluoroscopy for numbness of carpal tunnel, I still have numbness just not as pronounced, but now have pain.?

Persistent CTS. Sometimes the conservative treatments for cts (therapy, anti-inflammatories, steroid injections) provide some but not complete relief. The numbness might improve but due to the high level of compression on the median nerve complete resolution may not be achieved. This is best accomplished with surgery. The pain experienced can be progression of the cts. Read more...
Conservative Treatment. Steroid injections are considered conservative treatment. If it fails you may need surgery to correct your problem. Read more...
Seek A Consultation. If you are having severe pain you should seek a consultation with an experienced hand surgeon. Untreated nerve compression can lead to permanent and irreversible nerve damage. Read more...
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If cortisone injections are just a "band aid"and not a fix, why would a doctor recommend it for carpal tunnel instead of just doing the surgery?

Because . It's not just a band aid. It works a lot of times and may prevent you from needing surgery and recovery time. Read more...
Band Aid is Misnomer. I would not refer to cortisone injections as a bandaid. Often they buy you time while you address the underlying condition with physical therapy or work changes. Surgery is not always successful and can lead to worse problems in some cases. Read more...

What is a cortosone shot supposed to do for carpal tunnel? How do I know if it is helping or not?

Temporary benefit. Typically, there is a localized inflammation at the tunnel causing the nerve compression. The shot is anti-inflammatory and may reduce swelling and reverse the problem. Often of limited benefit, but helps in about 30-40% and decreases pain, numbness, weakness. Read more...
It will. Help reduce inflammation in the carpal tunnel and allow blood flow more easy in the nerve due to less external pressure on it. Read more...