Advice on Shoulder Injection
Before embarking on shoulder injection you should
be aware of the following facts. If you have any other questions you should ask your surgeon for further information.
It is often difficult to be sure from where in the shoulder
girdle pain is coming. Injection of local anaesthetic into
specific areas can be a very useful diagnostic tool
- Therapeutic: A steroid
(cortisone) is injected into the shoulder as well as local
anaesthetic. Since shoulder pain is often due to soft tissue
inflammation this often provides a long term cure.
There are very few risks associated with shoulder injection.
Increased pain may be experienced for 48 hours. Pain is
normally mild, but on occasions can be severe and require
treatment with painkillers.
Infection is a theoretical risk but is extremely rare.