Are there times when I should not have a steroid injection?


Yes, if you:

  • Have an infection on your skin or anywhere else in your body Are allergic to Lidocaine (local anaesthetic) or steroids
  • Feel unwell
  • Are due to have surgery in the area in the next 6 months Are pregnant or breast-feeding
  • Have a replacement joint at the injection site
  • Are under 18
  • Have poorly controlled diabetes and/or hypertension
  • Do not want the injection


Your clinician will discuss these factors with you when deciding whether it is safe for you to have the injection



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