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    I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with hip injections.
    I had a hip injection for my arthritis this month and although it definitely helped with the other arthritis pain I have, it didn’t do much for the hip itself, sadly that pain is still there. Someone told me that the doctor may have to give me another injection to get it to work fully. Anyone have any experience with this kind of thing.
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    I have never had Hip injections, but I have had many knee injections and they work great, but after awhile they don't work as well any more. But they did great for over five years....now I am facing having knee surgery. I am having one done in October, and if I get along pretty good, I will have the other one done a few months later. Hope this helps!
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    Thanks for replying @RAZZEL I will have to wait until I see the consultant again in a couple of weeks but I fear the effects of the injection are wearing off. I have enjoyed the effects and the free movement it gave me. I think I would definitely say that there has been some improvement but sadly arthritis is hard to beat. I keep being told to “keep active” and I’m convinced that is the way to go. A close friend of mine has just had knee surgery and its been 6 weeks and they are moving about normally again...good luck
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    Thanks Red53 for you kind answer on my up coming knee surgery. I have been getting shots for quite a few years and they were VERY effective for me (not everybody has such a great success with then as I did), but as you say Arthritis never goes away and eventually you have to face surgery. I also have taken Celebrex since it came on the market, and I think that also is losing its effectiveness.. I am very active...did have to quite skiing, but still do every thing else that I have done for years. I ride Tenn, Walking horses, and still have no problem riding as they are gaited horses and they are pretty smooth. I wouldn't be able to ride a trotting horse now, because I would have to post and that would hurt like the dickens. The bad part after I have (one knee at a time) I can't ride for three months.....ugh! But I am going to cowboy up and have the first one done in October of this year!

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    I had them for / in my lower spine. They worked for me, a very short period. They (nurses & the Doc) were shocked to see me awake & coherent as they have given me some meds to knock me out before the operation / injection. The nurse went back & the Doc came back in to give me more, I clearly remember seeing Versed on one of the syringes they put into my I.V. Not sure what the others were. Even as I was moved from my room to the operating room, I was up, & they kept asking me "can you feel this?" "can you feel this?", I kept telling them yes I can, as they were already trying to stick the needle into my spine, I was afraid to move but couldn't take the pain. All of a sudden, one of them with a white robe gave me a shot of something & I went out. Right after everything was good, & I couldn't remember a thing. The very next day, it was back. Maybe not totally as bad but definitely there. Then again I have only had one (1), & it may have been a very small dosage / amount administered. I have an EXTREME fear of needles. Since I was a little kid, & the Doctors used to have to wrestle me down & hold me just to give me shots, I mean my normal shots & vaccinations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red53 View Post
    I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with hip injections.
    I had a hip injection for my arthritis this month and although it definitely helped with the other arthritis pain I have, it didn’t do much for the hip itself, sadly that pain is still there. Someone told me that the doctor may have to give me another injection to get it to work fully. Anyone have any experience with this kind of thing.
    I get epidural injections in my lower back every 3 to 4 months for the last 3 years, obviously for me they seem to last between 3 & 4 months, which is what they tell you they can approximately last. That is if you have a chronic problem.
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    I was supposed to keep going in for more as per my "Specialist's demand" & also on recommendation from my PT' Therapist, but I changed. I gotta say (& I hope this has no ill affects on your decision), but sticking a needle into your spine / spinal region FREAKS ME OUT ! ! ! I have "Chronic" back pain & have had it for around 10, 12 years now. I hope it works for you. Like your first post said, I think following up on them may be the reason it lacked in my situation. Following up, & PT can help make those problem areas stronger, that's for sure.
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    Thanks for all your reply's guys. Sadly me aches and pains are back again but it was good while it lasted...if the consultant offers me another injection I will take him up on his offer.

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    @ Stevo1 and FABEL Thanks for your input....The consultant I'm seeing has now suggested an injection in my spine and I 'm hoping this will work for a little while longer than the one I had in my hip. Since the last time I came on here I have increased my supplement intake as so many people have had good results with Fish oils/Tumeric/Vit D etc.
    I'm now willing to give anything a go to help with the pain. I haven't yet been given an appointment with the PT and I will have to chase up my doctor as this is something a lot of people recommend. .

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    Sorry but since I am a foreigner I really don't know what is the substance in a "hip injection". Do you know what is it that they have, that way I might provide a better answer has to how long it can help and if there are alternatives you can discuss with your Doc. Regards

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    I don't know if you are Still wondering about this , but maybe someone will find it useful. I'm pretty sure this post is referring to hydrocortisone shots . I had one inmy hip for bursitis 6 months ago and it is still working (thankfully)


    Quote Originally Posted by renatofpinto View Post
    Sorry but since I am a foreigner I really don't know what is the substance in a "hip injection". Do you know what is it that they have, that way I might provide a better answer has to how long it can help and if there are alternatives you can discuss with your Doc. Regards

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    For me personally, my corticosteroid injections offer some relief for about 3-4 weeks. It's different for every person and every condition, so you'll definitely want to discuss with your doctor and PT, and they can hopefully gear your treatment around what works the most. Mine are every 6 weeks, so there is a period of time in between when it can still be pretty rough.

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    Injecting corticosteroids and measuring it's effectiveness and duration is extremely unique to the individual. Although some known procedures/problems are known to respond better to these injections, it varies from person to person. You may infact require a follow up injection within a short period of time from the initial one. Keep us posted!!

  15. @Insider33 , commenting on an older post usually means the op is long gone. this is a good topic, though, and you can start a new thread when the original is so old.
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  16. I wonder if a shot would help my trigger finger thrumb....if anyone knows what that is....I injected bcb-157 one time but only once. Not enough to help heal the tendon. I know it takes a yr to heal- like my one last yr. Maybe BcP-157 would help if i did it everyday for a week. Bcp-157 is a peptide.

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