Patient Comments: Cortisone Injection - Knee and Hip

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

Comment from: Scotty25, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 14

I have a cortisone injection every year for bursitis on the right hip. This year for the first time I have a rash on my face. I am diabetic type 2 and feel disorientated.

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Comment from: thierry, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: October 14

The patient received cortisone injection that infected his knee. Weekend after he could not move his knee and became immobile. On Monday doctor drained the knee discovering an infection. Two days later he was in hospital for surgery. Three weeks later he is still bedridden and not much progress toward mobility. Long story, the rest is a nightmare.

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Comment from: Billie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 06

I got cortisone shots in both of my knees yesterday. My one knee got stiff but taking my anti-inflammatory pill and icing my knee the stiffness eased up. Today my knees feel great and I can run up and down the steps again.

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Comment from: Tcarnes7, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 23

I had a cortisone hip injection and my leg became totally numb for 5 hours. I actually collapsed in office when first tried to stand. I have had zero relief from the sometimes debilitating pain.

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Comment from: 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 03

I had a cortisone shot to my knee joint. The next day my pain was gone. It's now six months after the injection and I have no pain.

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Comment from: Pat, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

I had a cortisone shot in right knee about 2 years ago; no problems, got relief right away. Few days ago it started with pain in my left knee. I went and got a cortisone shot in it and when the physician's assistant (PA) injected the knee I felt the pain go up my leg into my hip. Wonder if she hit a nerve.

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Comment from: De, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 01

After 2 separate long sessions of physiotherapy on my hip, I had a cortisone injection without an ultrasound. I have a lot of pain when walking to the car, and very sleepless night, whole leg twitching. I used lots of wheat packs and had one dose of Nurofen plus; feeling better today.

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