Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Cortisone Injection
Cortisone reduces inflammation, thereby reducing the swelling and pressure inside the carpal tunnel.
Effect of Cortisone Injection on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
An injection of cortisone directly into the carpal tunnel may be used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome if rest and other lifestyle changes are not working to treat the condition. This is a simple office procedure that seems safe if done infrequently.
Side Effects and Warnings
Injections very rarely cause excessive bleeding and even more rarely cause infection. If there is excessive pain or swelling, contact your healthcare provider.