Has anyone had steroid injections for finger joints?

I have very painful middle finger joint in one hand and painful thumb joint in the other hand. My finger and thumb lock at times and then pop free. My rheumatologist has recommended that i get steriod injections into the joints. I wondered whether anyone else has had these injection into their hands? How successful have they been?

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  • My sister had a steroid injection in her finger as she has Dupuytren's contracture. The injection lasted for a few years. So I guess you could say it was pretty successful

  • this is good to hear. I'm sure at some point I will need these injections. Hands,fingers and wrists seem to be getting more painful

  • Hi Nuala

    Have had both my thumbs injected on two separate occasions, very successful . A little uncomfortable at the time but I found it beneficial..Hope this helps your decision. x

  • thanks, will let you know how i get on in January

  • Good luck! Hope it works.

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