Hi I'm just wondering if anyone could give me some advice please, I had a steriod injection in my finger joint on Friday and I still can't bend it really pain full and swollen. If you had it could you tell me how long the steriod took to kick in?how many day?
I had injection in left hip! It worked. Although need to be careful not to aggravate it.
Relief after one day !
Hi, I had a steroid injection in my foot & yes it was extremely painful but I was able to walk properly & put my foot on the floor within 20 minutes. I was overjoyed I even hugged the doctor with relief😊.x
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I have had them in my thumb joints and in my knees. Took a cpl of days to be pain free and have mobility back in thumbs. The injections given to me by my rheumy in my knees (before my bilateral knee replacements) were ultrasound guided. Literally no pain when given. They started out lasting 3-4 months, and quickly went to only lasting about 2 weeks. Cortisone shots do make the bones deteriorate. Ortho docs would not give more than 2 a year in a weight bearing joint. Rheumy gave them as often as needed, until I was 90% bone on bone and couldn't walk the pain was so bad.
Just had injection in thumb and pointer finger. Not the first time but it had been six months in between. It does take a couple of days before you really start to notice and it will get progressively better. If you are diabetic watch your sugar and carbs for about a week or so, as it will raise your blood sugar. I get injections in kness and hip periodically also.