Silly me - I thought the injection clinic is where they give you injections (I assumed steroids). So after looking forward to potential relief of an injection into a particularly painful knuckle with lots of fluid seen in the ultrasound, I've been told that the injection clinic is where you are assessed to see if it's appropriate. I wish this had been explained to me so that I could have managed my expectations. I'm happy to trust my rheumy that for me getting all my painful joints under control with more medication (hydroxychloroquine is being added to mtx) is the way to go but I was so disappointed that pain relief won't be any time soon.
So now I've got an appointment with an optician, xrays of my feet, a new prescription and a referal to orthotics - all as a result of a trip to the injection clinic