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Anyone had a steroid injection in their hip ?

(7 Posts)
Airliebird Wed 19-Aug-09 20:17:14

I have recently been told i have bursitis (sp?) in my hip and will need an injection in it.

Just wondering what this entails / does it hurt etc ?


ABetaDad Wed 19-Aug-09 20:23:15

My Dad had a steroid injection in his shoulder joint - extremely panful and could hardly drive his car home afterwards.

Everyone he spoke to afterwards confirmed it does really hurt a lot.

Airliebird Wed 19-Aug-09 20:24:35

Thanks for the reply

did it ease the pain at all

ABetaDad Wed 19-Aug-09 20:31:03

Yes but it took a few days to kick in and he never ever wants to have it done again.

broguemum Wed 19-Aug-09 20:44:07

I had one in my hip a couple of months ago. It was not too painful - kind of like a wasp sting. It ached a bit afterwards and I had to take it easy and then had 14 sessions of physio for a related problem. Actually the most painful bit was when the quack mapped out the painful area by poking me and drawing all over me with red pen!


Airliebird Wed 19-Aug-09 20:51:03

thanks brouguemum that makes me feel slightly better about the whole thing !

I also have a needle phobia which isn't helping

TheHappyCat Wed 19-Aug-09 21:08:04

I had various steroid injections including in my sacroiliac joint (spine/pelvis). I had reactive arthritis and I was in agony when I tried to walk, but the injection itself was like any other and by the time I got home from the hospital about 2hr later, I was already feeling much better in that joint.
I would not say it hurt that much at all, but I was in a lot of pain beforehand - although injections in small joints (smaller toes) are an absolute killer and another thing entirely!!
Good luck, sure it will really help.

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