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injections into inside of knees? Anyone
« on: August 30, 2006, 08:44:01 PM »
Hi
Have just been to see a rhumy last week and he said that I had osteo arthritis in both knees just one of those things and that I have to manage it.
I paid private thinking that I would get more information but no, the only thing he did do is inject both knees on the inside of the joint with cortisone.
He used a mixture with anesthetic which felt ok after it was done.  I feel that it is easier to get up and down the stairs but the pain is still in my knees!
anyone else experienced this?
Many thanks
Tiapuss

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Re: injections into inside of knees? Anyone
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2006, 09:13:41 PM »
Tiapuss, maybe the cortizone made inflammation in knees to calm down and though you have pain maybe it make it better. Inflammation casuse swelling inside and swelling prevent your joint from moving as it should.Is it the first time you got cortizone ?

NETTAN  8)
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Re: injections into inside of knees? Anyone
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2006, 02:13:57 AM »
Cortizone is one of those very strange drugs.   You don't want to take it often.  Sometimes it helps you obtain a little extra strength by reducing the inflamation.  For Me  I had it twice this year.  I was able to do a little bit more after each shot. But the shot effects did not last long at all.  For my knee that is.   I had a shot in my left  heel a month ago and the pain has gone away.

Also  with Rheumy and OA oi!!  I can only give you my extended heartfelt best wishes.

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Re: injections into inside of knees? Anyone
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2006, 08:48:45 PM »
Hi and thanks for the replies I have been unable to get online as my pc decided to die on me. Well all fixed now.
More than I can say for the knees! 
It was my first injection and although it felt a little better I can now say that 2 weeks later and back at work( had it done whilst I was on leave) it has started to wear off! Cant believe it, I have been told that It only lasts for so long but cannot get over the fact that its only lasted for 2 weeks.
Oh well there you go!
Thanks for your best wishes
Tiapuss

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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2006, 09:24:12 PM »
Are you going back there again soon ?
Surgery 6 times left knee torn meniscus, RSDS,chondromalacia, nervdamage cause constant nervpain,chronic inflamm.
Spinaldamage wheeler 100%.
Right knee damaged aug-06, use brace surgery 4/9-07.LCL tear.

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Re: injections into inside of knees? Anyone
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2006, 10:26:33 PM »
Hi
I dont know if I will return yet, will go back to see my doctor first and see what he thinks.
The weather has changed and now my knees are starting to really hurt!
Must go back to the doc soon and see if he can give me any more information.
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Tiapuss

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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2006, 06:03:41 AM »
Tiapuss, good luck at your appointment. Hope you can get longer relief.
Let us know how you are doing.

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Spinaldamage wheeler 100%.
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Re: injections into inside of knees? Anyone
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2006, 10:45:34 PM »
Hi everyone,

I had a cortisone injection last week,  my patella and medial compartment on the bone scan showed chronic inflammation and degeneration so I have been told I will be up for surgery soon, but trying this to give me some relief.  I had it done last Thursday, didnt do much at all until yesterday went and did a little shopping, took my time as I am slow these days  ::) .  I thought ah ah pain still there but not excruciating as before this is good, well last night that pain I cannot bare started again  :(.  So does this mean there is still a chance it might work or maybe its not going to.  I have had cortisone before in my hip and sacrolliac joint and it worked beautifully straight away.  I had two injections in my right shoulder and it didnt do any good at all.  Do you have to be lucky or a is it a gamble it might work for you?

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Lt thinning of patella,osteotomy, periosteal graft,
hole in patella,loss of cartilage Oct 06
Lt lateral patella release/chondroplasty Feb 06
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Cortisone lt knee,lt hip,rt sacrolliac joint,2 rt shoulder

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Re: injections into inside of knees? Anyone
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2006, 12:09:07 AM »
G'day Garet

Thanks for replying to my posting about McConnell Taping.    I'm thinking about returning to Oz to sort out my knee if things don't work out here in NY.    Can you recommend a good OS in Oz?  I have family in Sydney and Perth. 

Feel better

Ed (comeonaussie)

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Re: injections into inside of knees? Anyone
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2006, 06:17:36 AM »
Garnet, I got my second cortisone shot in my knee today. My first one was agonizing when he put it in and the only results that I got from it were being unable to walk for 2 days afterwards. My shot was about 10 hrs ago and it was not that painful this time but ,,,,,, now, I am having a terrible time walking. The pain is BAD. I am hoping that it helps with the pain but I have not had any luck in the past.
good luck, hoping that I am lucky too. LOL
missy
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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2006, 10:05:58 AM »
Hi Missy,

Didnt want to say anything but my cortisone in the knee was agonising too compared to other shots I have had. My OS smiled and said you are allowed to yell while he was doing it so I did LOL.  ;) Let you know how I get on tomorrow talk soon.

Hope you feel better soon,
Wyn.
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Lt thinning of patella,osteotomy, periosteal graft,
hole in patella,loss of cartilage Oct 06
Lt lateral patella release/chondroplasty Feb 06
Rt shoulder acromioplasty
Back injury,disc bulges,one degenerated
Hip bursitis
Cortisone lt knee,lt hip,rt sacrolliac joint,2 rt shoulder

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Re: injections into inside of knees? Anyone
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2006, 04:51:20 AM »
     I just had my first cortisone injection on the 15th.  Didn't hurt that much and it was over quickly.  Had immediate relief when I stood up to walk.  Of course it was numb but for the next 4 days it was wonderful.  Even stairs were painless and it was such a relief to be pain free for awhile.  Helped me to do some Christmas shopping.  Now just a week later the pain is coming back.  Funny it would start so well and end so quickly.  Don't know if I can/should try another one right away or wait or don't bother.  Darn knees!
Martha
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10/26/05 Posterior open knee surgery and synovectomy with tumor removal
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