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How have received a letter saying I need to have a ultrasound injection in August, I've never heard of this has anybody had one, I see my rheumy on weds so was gonna ask them about it was just curious to what it entailed gentle hugs xx

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I think it just means an injection that's guided by ultrasound, so they get it in the exact place in your knee.

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Thank you x

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Usually when you have a steroid injection the have to guess where to get to. With the ultrasound they will ba able to pin point where the steroid goes so you get a better result hopefully :D Don't worry....it'll be fine xxx

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Thank you x

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I'm having one done next Friday in my right thumb, not looking forward to it as I've heard it hurts like ...........!

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I had one in my thumb and i hardly felt a thing, they do freeze it first.

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Thanks for the assurance.

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I had one of my hip joints injected with ultrasound guidance. It means you can watch the needle going in on the screen if you want!

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Yes, its a fairly standard type of procedure for guiding injections into exactly the right place in joints. Much more chance of success than just a stab in the dark.

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I've had an ultrasound guided steroid injection into one of my knees - I found it less painful than I normally find steroid injections and to be perfectly honest I've had blood tests that were more painful.

Emma

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