I had severe shoulder pain from little tears in my shoulder from bone spur and so I got a cortisone shot in my right shoulder which helped the pain but then the very next morning my right hand started hurting and swelled up. This was like 3 weeks ago and its still doing the same thing. I can't even close it all the way. They are taking forever to schedule me for an MRI. Does those shots have a side effect like that?? I have 50% kidney loss too and can't take certain pain pills every single day so Im forced to use Tylenol which helps just a little but its not good for kidneys either, but I have to take something for the pain. Question: does cortisone shots effect other parts of the body like that besides the part its suppose to be for?????