Re: Numbness after cortisone shot
Hi, I had a cortisone injection in my left hand back in May of last year, and my hand was numb and painful for almost a week. It was my first injection, and I thought I'd made a big mistake even having it. But after the pain and numbness wore off, my symptoms were relieved for about 7 months.
After the symptoms returned, I had carpal tunnel release surgery on March 1. I returned to work on March 12 (I'm an assistant professor at a community college and we were out on spring break the whole week after my surgery.) I type a lot as well in my job, and was able to type with my right hand alone for awhile, then I went back to typing with my left hand (taking frequent breaks) at about 2 weeks post op, and fully back to typing almost normally at 4 weeks. (Typing is actually considered to be good therapy.)
But it would be best to consult with your doctor about this, just to be on the safe side.