cortizone knee injection given on opposite side of pain

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Dr said this is how they do it...Is this normal? Knee felt good for about 6 hrs (I think from the freezing medicine); but it wore off and I had pressure and aching pain from midcalf to above knee. Along wiith that, a terrible headache which I still have 17 hrs after the shot...Has anyone else encountered any of

these occurences? Has anyone had the shot given on opposite side of pain in knee?

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    I was told every doc does the injections the way they feel is best. Is no set standard. I asked same question as my new doc did it different then my old doc. Every one I talk to tells me a different story as to how cortizone affects them.usually pain is a constant between them. It lasts 2or3 days . I had the doc hit a vein or blood vessel before. Made my knee swell up so bad I couldn't bend it for a day.

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      I couldn' t bend mine either, felt worse than before but I took some ibuprofen , had a very restless night and knee felt much better in the a.m.

      However my headache was still there so I took some more ibuprofen and they helped.

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    Hi Christine my GP also did shot on opposite side. Mine bled profusely although I didn't notice at first due to the freezing. I also had bad head ache and insomnia for the night and terrible heart palpitations. These are all possible side effects. My pain relief only lasted about 5/6 hours and am now waiting for TKR still nothing ventured eh!

    Best wishes on a speedy recovery

    Debs

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    It takes 24 to 48 hours for the steroid to start doing the work that its intended to do. Did they not tell you to stay off the leg as much as possible for the 1st few hours and apply ice? Everything should start falling into place shortly and then you'll find out if its going to work.

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    My cortizone was always given on the same side as the pain.Having said that it is a long time since I have had cortizone and they may have changed their method of giving it now.

    Sarah

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