hand. Today I go & I get seen by another consultant (but in the same team). He was completely dismissive, refused me injections saying that you should never be given injections into joints without a scan. I asked him why his colleague had be giving me these, he shrugged his shoulders & said she shouldn't have done. I left in tears & in severe pain, yet another blood test and awaiting an appointment for a scan. I suffer with osteoarthritis throughout my body, rsd and have recently had a positive lupus test. I am feeling so deflated and just cannot stop crying!!! This whole situation is exasperated by the fact that the rheumatology dept that I attend is in another health trust & despite my pain consultant contacting them several times they just do not respond......so frustrating! Has anyone been told this re: steroid injections? Does anyone have the same problem re different health trusts?