...even those who have just nearly decapitated themselves.
I had a cortisone steriod, I assume, injection into my acromioclavicular joint on Tuesday at the MATS unit of my local hospital. I had gone there with a long standing shoulder issue. Full range of movement, but with mild pain at the extremities of movement over the last 4-5months. Possibly mild impingement, according to GP.
Anyway, the guy said he couldn't find much wrong, so might just be some localised irritation that could be helped with a injection, which he could do there and then. So we went ahead.
He said there is a very rare chance of infection, as with any injection, but if I was to have increased pain, feel unwell etc by Saturday then too toddle off to A&E and tell them I have
been had a shot.
Now. Since the day after the shot, bearing in mind I had no pain at rest previously, I have had a throbbing in the shoulder which lurks around the 4.5ish out of 10 pain scale. Not acute pain, no reduction in range and no fever/systemic symptoms other than a bit of a loss in appetite, but it has been going on for nearly a week now. Just wondering if I should get it checked out, as doing the stupid thing and Googling joint infection, it looks pretty iffy.
If it hadn't of been Easter weekend, I would have gone to my Docs today, so my options are 111 I guess.