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Cortisone Risks

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Posted on 11-30-2017

Cortisone Risks

Complications of cortisone shots can include:

  • Tendon weakening or rupture

  • Joint infection

  • Nerve damage

  • Thinning of skin and soft tissue around the injection site

  • Thinning of nearby bone (osteoporosis)

  • Temporary flare of pain and inflammation in the joint

  • ‚ÄčDeath of nearby bone (osteonecrosis)

  • Whitening or lightening of the skin around the injection site

‚ÄčInformation was sourced front the Mayo Clinic.

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