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Joint Injections

Maggsie
Maggsie

Anyone managed to get a joint injection since this virus kicked in? I'm desperate for a steroid in the knee while waiting for a replacement but keep being refused as apparently it will make me more vulnerable. I've tried arguing that as I'm shielding I feel it would be good time to have one as if I leave it until post lock down I will be more as risk, but still no luck.

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No luck here. Very frustrating as I've been really bad since the start of the year. Barely able to walk for long periods of time!

No my consultant warned me I would not be given one even if I had problems resulting from the postponement of my next infusion ☹️

Same here .. I usually have a steroid injection in my right knee every 8 months which works great then a baker cyst comes and restricts me, but can’t at the moment as they’re not doing them and I’ve postponed my infusion after a discussion with a general rheumy nurse .. not my biologics specialist .. who agreed due to infusion chairs not being two metres away in a new infusions ward and with it being an all day infusion, so not wise for me to go in. I’m shocked and baffled the hospital let this happen re the non compliance with distancing two metres??

I have had my infusion last week but I think this is osteoarthritis in the knee so not expecting any improvement from the Rtx.

Hopefully the Rtx is helping the other areas (soft tissue etc) which are affected.

Maggsie
Maggsie
in reply to Lolabridge

I did have an Rtx infusion on 12th May but not helped my knees!

Lolabridge
Lolabridge
in reply to Maggsie

Do give it time to work (10 weeks plus)and stay hopeful. It’s been great for me and changed my life.

Yes. I had one in each knee last Thursday done by my consultant.

Maggsie
Maggsie
in reply to bubblyalex

Good, I'm going to try my consultant when I see him for my next Rtx infusion on 2nd June.

I’m desperate for hips and elbows to be done , but I can’t see it happening till June time .

I’ve had 3 injections on 3 different occasions over the last 8-10 weeks. I pay private as I found everything on the NHS takes forever.

Maggsie
Maggsie
in reply to Rashford20

Out of interest, how much does it cost?

Rashford20
Rashford20
in reply to Maggsie

I’ve went to the same rheumatologist in two different places (a private clinic and his own place) costs ranged from about £350-400 all in depending on where you’re getting the injection. I know it’s cheaper if you’re getting a shot in the bum by the nurse for example as opposed to a joint. It’s worth it in my opinion as it only takes 2 or 3 days for an appointment.

Ouch. So not right that you had to pay for it. 😢

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