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Arm Hand Steroid Injection

5 facts about steroid injections

Doctor holding medical injection syringe and stethoscope

Steroid injections can be used to treat pain in the hand and arm. Here are five things you should know about steroid injections:

  1. They can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including carpal tunnel, arthritis, tennis elbow and more.
  2. The injections typically contain a steroid called cortisone, which is different from steroids used by some athletes.
  3. Benefits of an injection may last for several weeks.
  4. Several injections may be needed to solve your problem.
  5. The injection site may be painful for two days after the injection.

The results of steroid injections can be different for everyone. Some may find success, and some may experience one of the many possible side effects, including a “flare,” thinning of skin, weakening of tendons, or an infection. Talk to your hand surgeon about whether a steroid injection is right for you. Find a hand surgeon at www.HandCare.org.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Hand Nerves Wrist

5 Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Man holding his hand - pain concept

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common conditions of the hand. It happens when there is pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. It can be caused by things like arthritis and fractures, but, ultimately, there can be many causes.

Here are 5 signs that you may have carpal tunnel:

  1. Pain
  2. Numbness
  3. Tingling
  4. Weaker grip
  5. Tendency to drop things

Numbness and tingling is common in the thumb and pointer, middle and ring fingers. Sometimes, symptoms can be worse during the night, but they can also be felt during daily activities.

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