holda

278d

any bad experience with cortisone shots into hip joint?


Disorders of Joint, Pelvic Region and Thigh

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  • madd94

    278d

    I had a very severe flare up for about a week following a cortisone shot in my hip. I’ve had injections in my shoulders with no issue, so my dr believes that the flare was intensified by overuse (I work retail and was back on my feet the next day) The relief I eventually felt was worth it, so I’m getting a second shot next week and plan to take several days off to recover. Hoping that will help!

    • holda

      278d

      thank you so much for your response.So the overuse you say was that you did too much?

      • madd94

        277d

        I believe so, yes. It’s normal to have a short flare (~24 hrs) following a cortisone shot, but mine was much longer than that. Staying off of your feet as much as possible for a day or two afterwards should help, and you should start feeling relief pretty quickly after that. I wasn’t able to take time off after my shot, as recommended, so I went right back to work the next day and ended up having a really severe flare up from all of the walking and stair climbing. I’m hopeful that next time will be better. Also, I’ll say this - the shot itself was NOT painful or scary in my experience. Comparable to an MRI with contrast, if you’ve ever had that.

  • madd94

    277d

    I also could not bear weight and had nerve pain! I would definitely ask your doctor to make sure that nothing else is going on, but that sounds exactly like where I was after 5 days. I am “fine” as in back to where I was before the shot. Not a good candidate for surgery unfortunately, but am hoping to get a second opinion about a hip arthroscopy.

  • holda

    203d

    The cortisone shot into the hip put me on crutches for one month with excruciating pain I never had before

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