Can Steroid Injections Cause me to Gain Weight?
A common misconception about steroids is that they cause people to gain weight, which is not the case. When improperly used, steroids can result in water retention. However, doctors now prescribe them in smaller doses and for shorter durations.
Steroids injected in trigger finger are localized to the tendon sheath and will not enter the bloodstream. Thus eliminating the risk of any systemic side effects. Even those with weakened immune systems can receive steroid injections as long as their doctor follows strict sanitary guidelines.