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Do you need to rest after a cortisone injection in ankle?

Do you need to rest after a cortisone injection in ankle?

Common side effects You may also get some bruising where the injection was given. This should go away after a few days. It helps to rest the joint for 24 hours after the injection and avoid heavy exercise. It’s safe to take everyday painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.

How long does it take for a cortisone shot to work in the ankle?

Generally, a cortisone shot takes 4-5 days to start working. However, we often say you should leave about a week before an event for the cortisone shot to work. Also, you need to be aware that cortisone can cause a flare of pain in the first few days.

What are common side effects of cortisone injections?

The most common side effects of steroid injections include:

  • pain around the injection site, also called a cortisone flare.
  • bruising or dimples at the injection site.
  • pale or thin skin around the injection.
  • facial flushing.
  • insomnia.
  • temporary high blood sugar.
  • temporary high blood pressure.
  • increased appetite.

How painful is cortisone shot in ankle?

The doctor puts numbing medicine on the injection site or blends it in with the steroid injection. You may feel a bit of pinching and a burning sensation that quickly goes away. The injected area may stay sore for a few days. You’ll need to rest the injected area for a day or two.

What are the disadvantages and side effects of cortisone injections?


  • Cartilage damage.
  • Death of nearby bone.
  • Joint infection.
  • Nerve damage.
  • Temporary facial flushing.
  • Temporary flare of pain and inflammation in the joint.
  • Temporary increase in blood sugar.
  • Tendon weakening or rupture.

What are the long – term effects of cortisone injections?

Elevated pressure in the eyes (glaucoma)

  • Clouding of the lens in one or both eyes (cataracts)
  • A round face (moon face)
  • High blood sugar,which can trigger or worsen diabetes
  • Increased risk of infections,especially with common bacterial,viral and fungal microorganisms
  • Thinning bones (osteoporosis) and fractures
  • What are the side effects of an injection?

    High Fever. Fevers higher than 101 F following an injection warrant a call to your healthcare provider or visit the nearest emergency room.

  • Extreme Pain at the Injection Site. While most people dislike the idea of a shot,the good news is it is usually over quickly and causes little pain.
  • Swelling or Hardness Under the Skin.
  • A Sudden,All-Body Reaction.
  • Do cortisone injections make you gain weight?

    The weight gain may not be significant in some cases whereas in some cases an individual can gain quite a lot of weight. Therefore, it is always recommended for individuals undergoing steroid or cortisone shots to decrease their calorie intake and exercise more diligently so as to burn more calories in order to prevent gaining significant weight as a result of the cortisone shot.

    Why do cortisone shots hurt so much?

    This reaction sometimes occurs when the cortisone shot crystallizes in the inflamed area, creating pressure and causing an increase in pain. These flares do not last long and are treated with ice…