Patient Comments: Cortisone Injection - Knee and Hip

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

Comment from: MARGOFRE, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 27

The cortisone injection alleviated the pain considerably but caused weight gain and a marked elevation in blood pressure.

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Comment from: Slyvrfox, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 14

I have arthritis in my knees and received my 1st injection in my right knee yesterday. I was told to watch for redness and swelling but no other concern for reaction. My knee definitely feels better, however I felt ill yesterday, 4 hours later with no appetite, and also tight chest; it feels like the onset of asthma. I'm not sure if these are side effects or allergic reactions.

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Comment from: Tammila., 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 26

I have osteoarthritis and degenerative bone loss in both hips, left knee and spine. I was not able to walk at all. I found out I had a kidney infection 24 hours before my injections were to be administered. The first shot I only felt a little sting of the needle and the pain was gone instantly. Mobility is not great but worth it not to have pain. The next day I had the second injection and a different doctor administering it was not as gentle and I felt it a lot more. I was able to get up and walk. Thankful for no pain however I need mobility, now I can"t walk very good or far at all. I had some kind of allergic reaction of itchy rash but think it was from the antibiotics for the kidney infection. Perhaps if I had a shot in the left knee then I would have some mobility. It's such a mystery.

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Comment from: Fruitcake456, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 24

I had my first cortisone Injection into my left hip yesterday at 9am (18.02.14) under a general and after a few hours I experienced very bad stomach cramps, right up till going to bed at 9pm, but this morning (19.02.14) I feel great! I have no pain, no side effects at all! I have been playing all day with my 3.5 year old without having to tell her "Mummy can't play now as her leg is hurting!) Marvelous!

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Comment from: mickeyc606, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 30

I had a cortisone injection in the hip 9 days ago. Pain was immediately gone and I had great relief. However, since then I have head headaches for a while, low grade fever, night sweats and extreme lethargy. I am trying to take iron supplements to help with anemia, but some people are telling me that this is a reaction to the cortisone.

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Comment from: wandasc52, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I received a cortisone shot in my knee about 4 weeks ago. I went back to doctor and my knee was feeling better, not 100%, so he gave me another injection right in the joint. It hurt then but by nighttime I could not put any weight on my leg. I called the office on the day after and went for a follow-up the next day. Now 4 weeks later I cannot put any weight on my knee or leg. I even have pain just sleeping. The MRI shows no tears or anything.

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Comment from: nopain, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I have twice received cortisone injections in both hips for bursitis. Both times I had instant pain relief and no pain with the injection. It lasts 4-6 months. I will be going back soon for more as pain is returning.

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