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What happens when you get a cortisone injection?

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The doctor or nurse will clean the area of your skin where you’ll get the shot. After that, they'll put a numbing lotion or spray on that spot. Then you’ll get the shot. Afterward, you’ll wear a bandage over the injection site.

If the shot is going into a joint that has too much fluid, your doctor will first use a separate syringe and needle to get rid of the extra fluid.

From: Do I Need a Cortisone Shot? WebMD Medical Reference

WebMD Medical Reference from MedicineNet: "Cortisone Injection (Corticosteroid Injection) of Soft Tissues & Joints."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 24, 2018

WebMD Medical Reference from MedicineNet: "Cortisone Injection (Corticosteroid Injection) of Soft Tissues & Joints."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 24, 2018

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