I have carpal tunnel syndrome. My doctor insists that the symptoms in my thumb and fingers will eventually go away if I get another steroid injection. I've already had three shots into my wrist. What should I do?

Injecting steroid medications into the wrist usually only provides short-term relief for symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Since the benefits don't tend to last, and because repeated injections of steroids can weaken soft tissues in the area, doctors are often very hesitant to repeat this kind of treatment.

Share your concerns with your doctor. If you are unhappy with the response you receive, you're entirely within your rights to seek out another doctor's opinion.