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What are complications and side effects of trigger point injections?
A potential complication from the trigger point injection procedure is
post-injection pain. This is relatively uncommon, but it can occur. This pain
usually resolves by itself after a few days. It is more common when no
medication is injected into the trigger point (dry needling). Ice, heat, or over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen sodium may
be useful for post-injection pain.
If a steroid medication is injected into the trigger point, shrinkage of the fat
under the skin can occur, leaving a dent in the skin. This does not occur when
only anesthetic is injected without any steroid medication. Other side effects
are rare with trigger point injections but can occur anytime a needle punctures
the skin, including infection and bleeding.