3- Let the area rest and do not strain the muscles where the injection took place.
Avoid worsening the inflammation by keeping the muscles in the area quiet for four to six hours. For example, if you have been injected in the shoulder, avoid using your biceps, shoulder, or upper chest muscles. Letting all nearby muscles rest for a while prevents the inflammation from getting worse.
- Even if it feels good to move around after injection, the swelling and inflammation will last longer to get better if you don’t rest.
4- Consult a doctor and ask for a stronger anti-inflammatory.
In some cases, a stronger or specialized anti-inflammatory case may be necessary. If the swelling does not improve, you have a fever or any pain that does not go away, see a doctor immediately to see if there is another medication you can take.
- In general, you should go to the doctor if any symptoms are getting worse rather than getting better. Discover other methods on the next page.