I had joint aspiration done 2 days ago ; and he added steroid injection. I was hoping it would help as walking is extremely painful now ,for 2 weeks ! It seemed to help at first but now I worry it was just the lidocaine.
slightly less swollen but still warm and some swelling on the most painful side.
* he took fluid from opposite side. Does that matter?
I have to walk my dog 3 times a day for hm to potty. It is killing me pain wise, and also I feel like if I was able to… read more
I have had this done, it was slow to relieve the pain but finally came. Ice packs were helpful too. Best wishes
I have had knee drained and an elbow drained. It came back and when the doctor tried to draw it out it wouldn't suck up.He told me that the fluid had jelled . It had formed small pockets in my flesh. Needless to say it still bothers me.
could you try to train your dog to puddle pads?
Happy Birthday - wishing you healthy days ahead. I am a surgical coordinator for an orthopaedic practice. Sometimes aspirations of the knee are temporary fixes and the fluid returns. This happens with those without RA, too . If the dr just injected Lidocaine, then call the office to confirm this. Ask what exactly was injected. Did an orthopaedic surgeon do this or the RA dr ? Did he tell you why ou have the fluid ? Was it due to RA or something else ? Have you had a MRI yet ? I'd be curIous what is your diagnosis . When you have RA, I find most Drs assume all your symptoms are due to that but honestly - that is not always the case. Please keep me imformed.