Dr. Carlos Rebollón

Contraindications and Precautions in
Shoulder Infiltration

Shoulder infiltration is a commonly used procedure to relieve pain and inflammation in this area. However, it’s important to be aware of contraindications and precautions associated with this treatment to ensure its safety and effectiveness.

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General Contraindications of Shoulder Infiltration

Shoulder Infiltration

Before undergoing shoulder infiltration, it is crucial to consider certain contraindications, such as active skin infections, known allergies to the medications to be used, blood clotting disorders, among others.

Infection Risks and Aseptic Measures

In shoulder infiltrations, the risk of infections is low (approximately between 1% and 2%). This is due to the rigorous aseptic measures applied by healthcare professionals before, during, and after the procedure.

Possible Side Effects: Bruising and Allergic Reactions

Bruising and allergic reactions are possible side effects of shoulder infiltrations and may occur due to tissue manipulation or allergic responses to the medications used.

Considerations for Patients with Preexisting Conditions

In patients with preexisting conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, or heart disorders, additional precautions should be considered due to the potential interaction of the infiltration with their health condition. In these cases, it is crucial to assess and address these situations on an individualized basis.

Contraindicaciones Y Precauciones En La Infiltración De Hombro

Precautions to Follow After a Shoulder Infiltration

Although shoulder infiltration is not considered dangerous, it is essential to follow medical instructions to minimize any potential risks and maximize the benefits of the treatment.

Rest and Post-Infiltration Care

After a shoulder infiltration, it is recommended to:

Precauciones A Seguir Después De Una Infiltración En El Hombro

Avoid Applying Creams or Lotions to the Infiltrated Area

It is important to avoid applying creams or lotions to the infiltrated area to prevent possible adverse reactions to the medications used. This also aims to maintain the integrity of the skin in the treated area.

Follow-up and Medical Review

It is common for the specialist to schedule a follow-up appointment after shoulder infiltration to assess the effectiveness of the treatment, monitor possible side effects, and adjust the therapeutic plan as needed.

How to Act After a Shoulder Infiltration

After the infiltration, it is important to apply ice and control inflammation appropriately to promote recovery. Additionally, the initiation of rehabilitation exercises should be supervised by a professional to ensure proper execution and avoid possible complications.

Medication Administration and Pain Control

It is fundamental to strictly follow the doses recommended by the doctor and monitor the action of medications to control pain, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics, to ensure effective and safe recovery.

Cómo Actuar Después De Una Infiltración En El Hombro
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