This is my first post here- I am a member of the PMR/GCA forum too as I have had PMR for nearly 5 years and been on steroids for all that time. I think, due to putting on weight and being less mobile, I have developed OA in both knees and my right hip. I get a lot of pain but am not yet bad enough for surgery. My Rheumatologist has been giving me regular steroid injections in the knees which worked very well initially, less so now. He has just referred me to have a steroid injection into the hip joint using ultrasound and my appointment is on 18th Feb.
Has anyone had this procedure , did it work for the pain and was it a painful procedure? I am a little worried about how big a needle would have to be to get right into the joint!