Steroid injections can rarely cause injury to a joint or tendon. Please discuss these risks with your health-care provider.
After an injection some patients feel “flushed.” This usually isn’t serious, but let your health-care provider know if this should happen.
Steroid injections can sometimes cause a rise in blood sugar, particularly if you have diabetes. If you have diabetes make sure you test your glucose levels regularly for a few days after the injection and let your prescriber know if there are any abnormal changes.
Steroid injections rarely cause changes to the skin where the medication was injected. One rare change is the loss of pigment in the skin (skin turns white). This is more common in individuals with dark skin. Another rare change is the loss of the fat layer below the skin, causing the skin to turn a purple colour.