Patient Comments: Cortisone Injection - Knee And Hip

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Comment from: is it just me, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 02

1st day after having cortisone injected into knee felt fine. Two days later stepping out of car I had such pain could not walk. On return to Dr. I had an MRI. There was a vast amount of fluid (which was not on the 1st. x-rays). Also much bone erosion. Was told I had a stress fracture and would "be fine in a few days". When I asked if the injection caused it was told that it never happens unless numerous injections......That was 2 years ago and my knee "crunches" and pains more than before I started treatment. I will go to my grave thinking the injection caused it. But one thing I learned, I will never have another cortisone injection!!

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Comment from: jnurse2002, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 13

I had my first cortisone injection today in my right shoulder. I was excited at the doctors office because immediately after I was able to move my arm far better than before the injection. The problem is that here I am 10 hours after the injection and my shoulder feels stiff and slightly more painful than prior to the injection. My range of motion is very limited. I am going to see how it feels tomorrow but if the symptoms persist, the doctor will be getting a phone call.

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Comment from: helena, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 10

Insulin dependent diabetic some 50 yrs. Given cortisone shot on hip for bursitis and 2 weeks later had 2 low blood sugars whilst driving. Sugars never went so low so frequently before this. License on hold till this is resolved. Medical doc told me this can happen 2 weeks later. One week later she's telling me cortisone will make blood sugar go up. I'm tormented

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Comment from: 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 10

I have inflammation of my face and sweating and insomnia. I got the shot yesterday.

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Comment from: CathiD, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 05

I had a cortisone shot in my right knee yesterday due to swelling after a scope (6 weeks ago). It didn't hurt nearly as bad as I expected...thank God. I had a blistering headache all's gone right now. The swelling is down already...I'm so surprised! I'm experiencing an itchy rash on my chest. I hope that goes away far so good.

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Comment from: Laura, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 24

I have been receiving cortisone shots in one or both knees for more than 10 years. About five years ago, I started developing side effects. The rapid heartbeat doesn't always happen, but lasts only the first day. Extreme facial flushing appears on the second day and is mostly gone by the third day. A metallic taste in my mouth starts on the second day and lasts about four days. A headache started lasts about 24 hours. I guess it's worth it, as I've been doing this a long time. A knee replacement surgery three years ago means I have fewer injections. I'm not ready to go through another knee replacement.

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Comment from: IPeacock, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 22

I received my first injection in my left knee and felt relief with 30 minutes, but was slightly lightheaded for the same 30 minutes. Due to my age, I thought the heat/temperature I was having was premenopausal. I received my second injection to the same joint five days ago and had the same symptoms. I felt flu-like hot flashes, my knee joint felt like it had a bubble or balloon around it, and the nerves occasionally jumped – which is extremely irritating.

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Comment from: espanola, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 08

Since 2011, I've had a very sharp pain in my shoulders and arms. I had X-Rays done and nothing was found out of the ordinary. The pain in my shoulders got so intense that I can't sleep at night. Finally, my doctor gave me a cortisone injection two weeks ago. Almost all the pain is gone. I can live with the remainder pain. I am so thankful for my doctor. Also, I did not even feel the injection.

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