Cortisone Injection and advanced hip OA

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Has anyone had a cortisone injection for advanced hip OA? Did it help as I have heard that its not so successful on the hips.

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    I have had injections many places, but not the hip joint.

    Have you seen an orthopedic doctor for your hip? I have had both hips replaced. Went well. You just have to do the exercises and follow hip precautions. It's the people that bend down to touch toes, or the ground without bending their knees, that have the joint come out of the socket. I will follow precautions forever. You wouldn't know by looking at me that I have had mine replaced. I will never have to have them replaced again. I get them checked every 5 years.

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    i have had injections in both hips. it felt amazing for the 1st two weeks no pain. after that not as bad as it had been but 2 months on back to the same pain as before

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    Cortisone can be really tricky. sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. sometimes it lasts for a year or more, and sometimes a few days. both of my daughters have had a lot of experience with these and they tell me they are never the same.. i was diagnosed with end stage arthritis of my hip last fall. unbearable pain. I had an injection, received some relief right away from the lidocaine they use at the injection site. over the next few weeks it just kept getting better and better. i think it is about time to get another one, it has been 10 months now. Absolutely amazed at the results. hope it works as well next time.

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    I am unsure if the injection to your hip will help but a couple of years back the osteoarthritis in my hip was so sore and tender around the hip my then GP advised strongly for me to have an injection into it. I never got around to having it and am pleased that particular soreness and tenderness around the hip joint has gone but what I wanted to say was that my GP praised these injections very much. He explained to me that because the injection can be aimed directly at the point of pain that relieves the pain. I asked him if I would put on weight and he assured me that no, no weight gain at all, because the injection targets exactly the point of pain. So, I cannot say from my own experience , but my GP did have full confidence in it.

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