I had my shot done one week ago in my right hand. The bad part is that I am right handed and constantly use my hand. I am having a lot of pain. The majority of the time, it is unbearable to the point that I drop what is in my hand. I called the doctor twice and was told this was normal to have pain and that it would eventually subside. It's been one wee and I am still in pain. I've iced it and applied a heating pad but when I stop , the pain would be worse than when I started. I seem to get no comfort to the point that I am not sleeping at night. is this normal? has anyone else experienced the same problems?
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replied February 2nd, 2009
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I have found that Cortisone shots can be a good/bad thing...Maybe a bit of temporary relief, but then afterwards the pain...I had these years ago in my knee and did not have a good experience with them.

I found that heat can make the pain worse...Ice doesn't help much either...Have you tried putting a brace on your wrist at night and leaving it on...This is my salvation when the pain is bad and I need relief....With the brace on your hand/wrist, your wrist cannot move and the pain subsides...

I hope this helps...

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replied March 25th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Its normal to have pain after local steriods injection and its due to inflammation.
It will take time to settle.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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