Niddle naddle NEEDLE Noo

I had a cortisone injection in my knee yesterday, and it hardly hurt at all. This morning I feel as though I have a new leg ... it's wonderful!

Now I want to trot back to Poole Hospital and have the same in all my other achey bits, but that's probably not allowed.

My lovely rheumatologist asked me if I would mind him injecting my knee. He said some patients go pale and stagger towards the door when he suggests this, which is a shame, 'cos it's amazing.

I would just like to reassure anyone offered this treatment that you feel only a bit of a cold ache when the stuff goes into the joint, the needle is painless 'cos they freeze your skin, and the results are almost immediate.

I'm off for a walk to try it out!

Love to all - Moffy xxx

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  • Hi ive had them in lower spine.mine hurt.but felt great after.

  • Hi Moffy,

    i had one two weeks ago due to inflammation caused by arthritis..allegedly. it did help but i still feel as if there is inflammation at the back of the knee which i shall mention when i go back to ortopaedics in 4 weeks time, another injection in the right knee as this one seems to have worked. Certainly helped but now have associated problems with walking all out of balance, seeing an osteopath for that as i couldn't get in at the docs.

    hope you continue to do well,

    Take care

    Jan xx

  • I want one everywhere! seriously, I had one in my elbow about 4 yrs ago and it was mar-vell-ous!

    regards, sandra

  • I'm glad you had the same good experience, Sandra!

    I had the most agonising pain in my knee for the last six weeks - walking was difficult and getting in the bath was a real performance. Ten minutes after my injection I was pain free and walking normally.

    Unfortunately all the other bits have started to ache now, but I guess that's the name of the game. It's just so good to be able to get around comfortably.

    I apparently have both fibro and mixed rheumatoid and osteo, but whatever name you give it, it's a real b* sometimes!

    I do consider myself fortunate that at 64 I still manage reasonably well, despite frequent bouts of cursing behind closed doors, but it breaks my heart to see how many young people are affected, when they have had so little life. I really hope there is a break-through for them before too long.

    Luv ...Moffy x

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