Patient Comments: Cortisone Injection - Knee and Hip

Share your experience with cortisone injections in your hip or knee.

Comment from: Gregg, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 18

I developed knee pain while playing tennis. X-rays showed arthritis including a bone spur. I chose a cortisone injection so I could play in a tournament and go skiing later. Fluid was aspirated first followed by the cortisone shot. Relief started immediately and two days later I was playing tennis like nothing had happened. I'm hoping for continued relief. I'll let you know the long term results.

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Comment from: Little Bit, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I have cortisone injections in both knees every 12 weeks for the last year. The first time I went back to work despite what the doctor advised and had extreme flushing of my face (in all fairness he did tell me that would happen if I didn't rest for 24 hours after). The injections are very painful for me and my knees throb for 2-3 days (by the third day it's bearable), but after that great, until probably 1-2 weeks before my next round depending on my level of exercise etc. I just had another round today and I am in agony but look ahead to the big picture of no pain for approximately the next 3 months and then we start all over again. This is just putting off the inevitable of a double knee replacement!

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Comment from: Kjones, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 29

I had left total hip replacement in November 2015. Currently I'm still walking with a cane and having knee pain on the same side. Now I had a cortisone injection and it didn't help. After having an MRI I was told there is a small tear in my meniscus where I had the injection. After my hip replacement my left leg is about 2 1/2 inches shorter than the right. I'm ready to get back to enjoying life.

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Comment from: Handyman, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 23

While hanging a bird feeder with wire, the wire slipped and poked right inside my ear. My ear bled a lot afterwards.

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Comment from: Aries932, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: December 06

I had a first time cortisone shot in my left hip yesterday as an outpatient in the hospital. I noticed a slight reduction in the pain, but am still a little shaky.

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Comment from: alan, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 21

I have had three cortisone injections but after the last one my tennis elbow has given me more pain than ever before. My tennis elbow was caused because I fish a lot and have had to stop because of such pain in my arm and neck.

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Comment from: karen, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 24

I had a cortisone shot, I suffered from weakness of limbs, extreme thirst and dizziness, felt very hot and had vomiting.

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Comment from: soreashel, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 12

I got injured in 1997. I have been getting cortisone shots in various parts of my back, neck and shoulder. Lately, my doctor will not give me another appointment unless I book a procedure. Every month. I'm getting very leery of his practices. How much cortisone can be injected into my body! I get them on both sides of the body. Not all the time.

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Comment from: hip injection, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 14

I had a hip injection in mid-February and the relief was immediate. It has given me two pain-free months and it has increased the mobility in the joint slightly.

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