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    What causes headache after taking a Cortisone shot on the knee?

Posted on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I had a cortisone shot in my knee on Thursday ,and I have a headache on the right side ever since.
Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Please provide some more information about the headache.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for using Healthcaremagic to post your health query.
I read carefully your question and I understand your concern.

The cortisone shot does not give headache. I think they are not related.

Please can you give more information about the type of your headache so I can evaluate you and give advises.
- How can you describe it?
- Where is it localized?
- Does it radiate?
- From 0-10 how strong is it?
- Does advil make it better? What else makes it better or worse?
- Has it been continuous during these days? How has your sleep been? Did it stop you from sleeping?

Looking forward to your follow up question.

Dr. Papaqako

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Klarida Papaqako 1 hour later
the pain is a constant dull pain,it is on the side of my head above my ear.It radiates in to my jawline,right now Iwould rate the pain at 4,butsometimes Iwould rate it higher.Ihave only used advil and it does not help..Ihave had this paincontinuousley since Thursday .Itake sleeping pill to sleep.
Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako 18 hours later
Brief Answer:
Seems like temporal artheritis headache. Go to the ER to be seen by Dr.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for the follow up question.

What you are describing doesn't seem like a typical tensive type headache. Most probably it needs to be seen by a local physician who can examine you.

I say that because it seems like a temporal artheritis headache, and if that is the case, you will need to take steroids and also if left untreated it may impair your vision permanently. So my advise is that if your headache continues, go to the ER and explain them the symptoms like you did with me in your follow up question.

Hope this is helpful.

Let me know if you have other questions.

Dr. Papaqako

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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