Anyone having cortisone injections?

After a recent incident with a cow on the TB test, I went to see the GP for a check up yesterday, and she said that the x=rays had showed up mild osteo-arthritis in one hip, and severe in the other. The right one has been giving twinges for years, but nowadays aches all the time, especially getting out of the car, etc.
She said she will put me on cortisone injections every 3 months to help the pain, but I wondered if anyone was having it? My sister has serious knee issues and says she has benefitted hugely, but I wondered what it involves as the doc says they can do it at the surgery.
 
I had one a long time ago at the local hospital for an inflamed knee. The injection was painful and the knee pain was a lot worse for about a week. After that it settled down and I've had no problems since. I should think it would be well worth trying to see if it helps
 
Guy I worked with got these injections. Good job but don't plan anything for 24 hours after you get it. The less you do the more localized the injection stays and you get more good out of it. If you work and walk as normal injection gets dispearsed and don't have the same effect. So I'm told.
 

bravheart

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Mum got one into her hip a number of months ago now, done in the xray room to see exactly where the needle was going. Helped for a while but the effects gradually wore off, she was scheduled in for a replacement hip but had to wait 6 months after a cortisone jag.
 

JCMaloney

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As per above, it needs to "stay" where it is put to be most effective.
Also depends on the internal damage, possibility of replacement (??).
Any kind of painkiller is purely masking damage and can lead to more serious issues further down the road...but you don`t realise its deteriorating because of the painkiller...so should only ever be short term!
In the "job" its known as a "TDi".... Treatment delaying injection.
 

milkloss

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The little I know: you can’t have many of these jabs as they turn your skin around the site thin..... a bit like paper. So it is delaying the inevitable: hip replacement. You can have two hip replacements in your life I think and each will last fifteen years so work backwards from the inevitable!!!
 
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Hurt for a bit, like a giant bee sting, but highly recommended.

I gave my poor body hell with motocross as a teenager and have needed a few cortisone shots as a result, really wish you could buy it at the supermarket as I get older :rolleyes:

As well said above, when you get it be sure to rest up so to get the max. benefit, don't think "I'm cured" and go at life too hard :)

:barefoot: (y)
 

bravheart

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The little know: you can’t have many of these jabs as they turn your skin around the site thin..... a bit like paper. So it is delaying the inevitable: hip replacement. You can have two hip replacements in your life I think and each will last fifteen years so work backwards from the inevitable!!!
Dad went to GP with sore knees, you need replacements was the GP diagnosis, but your too young they only last 15 years and can only be done once(knee).
Ten years of cortisone jags later GP decided replacement was now the order of the day. He got another 30 years out of them. Material and tech. has moved on and I think most should get more than 15 years out of replacement joints nowadays, well worth having done.
 

john1968

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I had one in the shoulder and it worked a treat and is still working, a few months ago got one in my thumb joint and it was good for a few weeks then as bad as ever so for me it depends on where you get it done.
 

agrotron

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Go sent me to get them for elbow pain. Seen the nurse before doing it and she said they basically mask the pain so make recovery slower so advised physio. That was 12 months ago and elbows still aching!
 
Ive had injections in both wrists to help with carpel tunnel and it's has certainly helped but is not a cure
Me too. However best thing I ever did having surgery. Got both hands done at the same time. Recovery was quick, surgeon was amazed and havent ever been a bother since.
 

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