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What are the side effects of impingement syndrome treatment?

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Upset stomach, indigestion, and headaches are the most common side effects of taking oral anti-inflammatory drugs. Anti-inflammatory drugs can also cause vomiting, constipation, and bleeding in the stomach (ulcers), although these side effects are not common.

Occasional cortisone injections rarely cause serious side effects. Side effects that are much more common with cortisone pills include elevated blood sugar, a decrease in the body's resistance to infection, weight gain, osteoporosis, thinning of the skin, cataracts, and raised blood pressure.

From: Shoulder Impingement Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. American Academy of Family Physicians.

Reviewed by David Zelman on June 20, 2019

SOURCES: International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. American Academy of Family Physicians.

Reviewed by David Zelman on June 20, 2019

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