I have had 4 injections into my right wrist in approximately 2 years time. The last one being in November. They really did help relieve pain and gave me some ability to hold onto my ink pen and actually write a few words without dropping the pen in pain. This last time though I began to notice a divet (sp) like area where the thumb joins my wrist. My Rheumy said it was muscle atrophy due to steriod injections and I will never get the muscle back. Any one else experiencing atrophy after multiple injections over a period of time.
And by the way, PM doc says no more pain relief coming my way from injections. Figures the one thing that did help is now out of my protocol.
Dx'd with crohn's 1983, resections 83,85 and 89 Double Strictureplasty 2005, Dx'd COPD 2000, Psoriasis 2002 and Fibromyalgia 2005.
Currently takeing Humira, Pentasa, Lomotil, Elavil, Sinemet, Skelaxin, Advair, Abuterol, Oxycodone and Xanax as needed