I have recently been diagnosed with some form of arthritis, they think it might be Psoriatic because my Father suffered with Psoriasis but I have no skin problems or RA, they are doing more tests. I have had swollen and painful wrists and hands and one ankle. They gave me a steroid injection in my bum and told me that the symptoms should subside in 48 hours. It has now been 36 hours and the swelling is definitely going down but its is still painful. The worst pain is a burning sensation on the outside of my wrists if I turn them. I was wondering if I should expect the pain to ease over a period of time or will the injection just take the swelling down. Also does the swelling somehow "cushion" the joints.