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Cortisone injection in the knee

Hello everyone, I don't post much but I read everything you write. You are a fountain of knowledge on PMR, I couldn't survive PMR without your advice. Here's my question, it's an odd one that my doctor just laughs off. I just don't know what to think and one of you might have an experience with this. Last year when I was in a lot of pain, before starting on Pred my doctor gave me a Cortisone shot in my left shoulder which was the most painful area. Within days, both my left and right shoulder felt great and haven't had any major issues with my shoulders since then. Since the end of summer, when I tried to reduce my Pred, following my doctor's advice, my knees have been in pain, even though I increased the Pred to my old dose. I just received another Cortisone shot in my right knee, being the most painful one. Well, now my both knees feel great! My husband thinks it's all in my head, funny guy that he is. My doctors don't know what to tell me. What do you think?

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I suppose it is possible that the knee problem is in the right knee joint and the shot has sorted that out, while the left knee pain was due to you favouring the right knee and walking "wrong". Now the right knee is better - you are walking better and the left knee has also improved.


Thank you for your reply, it makes sense... I am walking much better, I could be skipping around for joy, but I won't. :)

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Yup as PMRpro says 'walking wrong'.

I had a knee problem and a cortisone injection. No I did not have PMR.

Both knees had been painful. Once the injection was over and done with...........bingo both knees were OK.

I have osteo-arthritis in the right knee, and if I don't use Flexiseq on it then the left knee grumbles.


Hi Jinasc, I've just been diagnosed with arthritis in both knees, what's Flexiseq?


Thanks Eileen saved me having to find it again.

I have been using it ever since it came out in the ARC Magazine research section, I think for nearly 3 years now.

I had been looking for an alternative as Atrial Fibrillation put paid to Glucosamine and chondroitin although ARC does carry and publish a caveat about its use.

ARC in collaboration with a company in Germany, developed a bio-mechanical product Flexiseq.

No more swallowing tablets and the best way I have found to explain it, is works like WD40.

However, as usual, it works for some and not others. That is because we are human and complex beings.

It is expensive, but £3 when you buy it OTC goes direct to ARC Research and you can buy it direct from ARC which helps them in further research.


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