Ultrasound guided steroid injection in wrist

Hi, I have to have one of these in a couple of days as the doctor has said the pain I my wrist is carpal tunnel caused by the inflammation of RA I'm the wrist joints. Just wondering if anyone on here has had this and can tell me what to expect? I've been told I can't drive to the appt - does this mean they will give me a sedative first? I'm rather worried about having it! X

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  • I had an ultrasound guided injection into my shoulder in January. No sedative given but they inject something to numb the area a bit. I was told I could not drive afterwards. It wasn't painful, just a bit uncomfortable, but gave me no relief. Clemmie

  • I've had this. They will use a local anaesthetic to numb the area and you won't be able to drive. It worked really well for me, but be warned it will be very tender for a few days.

  • I know it isn't the same, but I had ultrasound guided needle into my shoulder to remove calcification. they put local anaesthetic in. I could feel it but didn't find it to painful. hope all goes well xx

  • Thank you all for your replies. St least I know what to expect now! Fingers crossed it does some good. 🤕

  • I had a guided injection into my elbow it seemed to be just the same as the steriod injection that I had before in the same place but more accurately place by using the ultra sound. Hope it works as good as mine did.

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