I had a cortisone injection in my left wrist yesterday morning, a bit below my thumb. I had one in the same area about 10 yrs ago, along with one in my elbow, and I had no problems with either. IIRC, I had a bit of discomfort the first day, and that was it.
This time is totally different. It was uncomfortable yesterday, but today is another story. In short, I'm in agony. The pain actually takes my breath away if I move my wrist or my fingers at all. Also, my GP told me to expect the area around the injection site to be whiter than the rest of my skin, which it was yesterday, but today, it's pretty red, almost like a burn. I've been using ice and paracetamol since yesterday, but it isn't helping at all. Is this normal? Was I just lucky that I didn't have any of this with previous injections?
Whew. Typing with one hand sucks!