I fell and broke my hip last October and had to have a hip replacement. I suffered a lot of pain from the hip and my other joints . When I saw the rheumy in May he suggested a steroid injection which has greatly improved all my joint pain. I am 58 years old and have subsequently put on weigh especially around my hips and waist area since having the injection . Does anyone have any idea how long the effects of the steroid will last and the weigh gain in this area. I know at my age weight gain is not unusual but it's where it has all gone which makes me think it's connected to the steroid .