Ibuprofen injection

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I saw a consultant yesterday who after looking at my xray of my knee decided it wasn't bed enough to have surgery so gave an injection. He was very vague about how long the injection would stop/help my pain and that one the anaesthetic wears off the pain would get worse before it gets better but did not say how long for. Have you had that experience? I was also using an Ibuprofen gel regularly before so wonder if I can still use until the pain improves. Anyone out there?........

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    Hi vivb, I haven't heard of ibuprofen injections, but before my surgery my surgeon gave me a big injection of cortisone, it was brilliant & I did feel I didn't need the surgery, but in the end I did , as it only deadens pain for a while.the waiting time for surgery at my hospital is 18 weeks, & I think he thought it would help me during that time, which it did. I think If you have bone on bone , it will never get better without surgery. Good luck

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      Thanks eileen15268. I am post op 7 months after my replacement hip but knee issues are on same leg. Consultant didn't think it was bad enough for a knee replacement so keeping fingers crossed that injection will work. Cortisone is a steroid I believe but Ibuprofen is not? Regards.n

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      Good luck vivb, i hope your injection works , it would be good if you can manage without more surgery, I am sure they will keep an eye on you , best to see how it goes .
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    Since you have already got the shot let us know how it works.
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