Steroid injection

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Has anyone had the steroid injection in their hips? Ive got an appointment for the injection clinic at the end of April. Not sure if i can wait that long but also slightly scared of having tbe injections!!!

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    Hi,

    I've had these twice to help me manage flare ups. They work wonders! For me anyway smile

    With regards to the actual injection, I remember it burning a bit going in, but not too badly. And the sensation vanished very quickly. A day or two later and I was back on my feet.

    Everyone's different, of course, but I honestly don't think you have anything to worry about. Just a shame they can't schedule you in faster.

    Vic

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    Hi Yeh I've been getting the steroid injection into my hip for a couple of years now, the injection helps multiple joints at one time. Unfortunately though I think the more u get the less it works!! U can only have a certain number too, not sure if it's three or four a year though I've had a couple more than that at times!! In The beginning the inj worked wonders for me, literally within a few days the pain is less severe. Good luck. G.
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    Hi Gemma

    I had an injection in my knee. I was pretty scared and it hurt for a day or so but nothing too bad and I literally felt like I'd been given a new knee after a few days.

    Go for it, and good luck x

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    Thank u for the quick replies!!!! I feel alot more confident now!! What happens if your not flaring at the time of appointment though?
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    I recently had an injection in both wrist joints for RA, absolutely no pain but no relief either.   

    Previous to that, elbow and shoulder for bursitis, again absolutely no pain but good results..

    I've also had a number of injections into cervical (3) and lumbar (4) facet joints.   Normally cervical and lumbar injection are administered at different times, on the third lot I opted to have cervical and lumbar administered at the same time,18 shots all up.    Unfortunately, the idiot specialist left me in an awkward position on the scanning table, after two hours and only nine needles I walked out as I couldn't sustain that position any longer the pain being too intense. not from the needles but from the position the idiot left me in.    Took me a week to get over that.   Both hurt a little but certainly nothing to cry about.   Cervical injections were a waste of time no relief at all,   Lumbar spine was different: four lots over eight years and relief increased exponentially after each injection, so much so that after the fourth I don't need them anymore, must have a cumulative effect.

    I think relief may depend on where, why and what, pain on the other hand - nothing to worry about.

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    Hi. Ihave had only one steriod injection  due for another in three weeks time they are brill  stings alittle at first but after a while i felt great like having a new body wish you well with yours and good luck nothing to be afraid of.
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    I've never had them In the hip but in wrist for carpal tunnel and several in my back.  They swab on numbing agent first and depending on the injection they will inject something that numbs before the final one.

    Good luck!  Hopefully it will do the trick!  Keep us posted on how it goes.

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    Thank u for all the really positive replies!!! I will now be looking forward to the pain relief!!!
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