What do you think about an injection in the knee to stop the swelling ?

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Hi i think that my AS is getting back after a 5 or 6 months of remission and i'm very confused about what to do. the first symptom till now is my right knee which is swollen 

so i want a solution with an immediate effect mainly i'm 22 and an intern as a nurse anesthesist so i need to be standing for a long periods. what do you suggest about a cortisone injection ? is it effective immediately ? and for how long my knee will be without swelling ? thank you all

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    Hi ninou96

    I have recently had a cortisone injection in my shoulder for bursitis and it is very effective..i suffered dreadful pain and unable to sleep. The pain took up to 3 days to abate and i am now sleeping well...my best wishes to you on whatever you decide to do...

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    They say it lasts for about 3 months if you’re lucky. Kenalog is the one they usually use, mixed with levobupivacaine.
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      The response to the injection is very personnel corticosteroid injections can provide months to years of relief.

      and if you have a personnel experience with an injection please tell me about it .thank you 

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