Possible Side effects after a steroid injecton 

Serious side effects are rare and include:


• Joint and soft tissue infections (Advise on symptoms of septic arthritis and to seek medical advice if they occur)
• Anaphylaxis

 

Other potential side effects include:

 

• Risk of tendon rupture
• Local subcutaneous fat atrophy (usually temporary and disappears within a few months)
• Local depigmentation (usually temporary and disappears within a few months)
• Post injection flare of pain at injection site.
• Destabilisation of blood sugars in diabetic patients which require vigilant monitoring by patient following injection
• Blurring of vision or sudden loss of visual acuity due to very rare complication of central serous chorioretinopathy
• Facial flushing
• Menstrual irregularities
• Dizziness
• Injury or trauma to neurovascular structures during the injection procedure
• Very rarely significant joint destruction or damage can occur although usually associated with overly frequent high dose injections

You will be asked to remain in the clinic for 20 minutes following the injection to allow observation of possible adverse reactions.

Potential side effects of local anaesthetics
Serious side effects are rare and include:
• Infection – Infection in soft tissue or joint injected (Advise regarding symptoms of septic arthritis and to seek medical attention)
• Anaphylaxis

 

Other potential side effects include:


• Light headedness
• Numbness of area injected
• Dizziness, drowsiness
• Blurred or double vision
• Vomiting
• Bradycardia
• Hypotension cardiac arrest
• Very rarely loss of consciousness, respiratory depression, respiratory or cardiac arrest.
• Allergic or anaphylactic reaction
• Injury or trauma to neurovascular structures during the injection procedure
Your therapist is trained to, and will take every appropriate step to avoid injecting or traumatising soft tissue structures, nerves or vessels when performing the injection. However, there is a very small risk that this can occur, particularly with injections at certain locations.

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