So I'm wondering what sort of response anyone has to extra-articular steroid injection. I had an acute bout of bursitis a few weeks back. I had an injection ( not in the joint) of depomedrol and lidocaine. I had so little change in my pain level that I went to ER. Toradol injection, naproxen and a sling. 5 days, pretty much back to normal. I just left my first rhumy appointment since that episode. He asked if the injection helped. So I said no. He insisted that it did because it can take a week for the injection to work. I'm not convinced that the ER treatments weren't the key to my recovery. But rhumy is . What's your take on the onset of relief from steroid injections. Am I to expect that if it is deemed necessary for me to get a steroid shot, that I shouldn't expect any relief for days?
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