What are side effects of steroid injections?

Steroid injections, also known as corticosteroid injections, are a type of medication that can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including inflammation and pain. In general, steroid injections are considered safe when used as directed by a healthcare provider. However, like any medication, there are potential risks and side effects associated with their use.

Some possible side effects of steroid injections include:

● Pain at the injection site
● Infection
● Bleeding
● Skin irritation or changes in skin color at the injection site
● Fluid retention
● Elevated blood sugar levels (in people with diabetes)
● It is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of steroid injections with your healthcare provider before deciding whether this treatment is right for you.

Dr. Raj Desai