Subject: Re: Cortisone injection
Hi, I've had both hips done and they were fine - it was for bursitis and really helped.
Allow plenty of time, especially in case they need to do it via scan to make sure it gets into the right place. Mine weren't but have been told later ones might need to be.
I had both done at the same time which is apparently unusual, maybe if in discomfort from the first it would be painful to lie on it to do the other one but mine was ok.
I was asked if I had arranged for someone to take me home as I wasn't supposed to walk around much and rest them after and was wheelchaired to the taxi phone. I hadn't realised and didn't want to say I didn't have money on me for a taxi so I went to get the bus which was a short walk and ok and I had my stick (and figured if I went, at least I was in the hospital grounds). It was ok but maybe best to arrange for you to get home easily just in case. I wasn't advised in advance.
I've always found steroid injections fine though have been told I have a high pain threshold, especially when having my shoulders done :) I pointed out it was no pain no gain really though.
I hope it all goes ok and that it gives you the relief you need.