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How long after cortisone injection in knee will take into effect and is it normal to experience pain when walking and knee stiffness after the shot?

How long after cortisone injection in knee will take into effect and is it normal to experience pain when walking and knee stiffness after the shot?

Pain should leave.: Pain should have resolved after the cortisone injection. If pain persist, it means the wrong site was injected or you were misdiagnosed with knee pain when it was something else. ...Read more

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90 yr old mom. Cortisone injection in knee today. Now. Pulse is 94 and headache. She never has headaches. ER or wait til morning. .

90 yr old mom. Cortisone injection in knee today. Now. Pulse is 94 and headache. She never has headaches. ER or wait til morning. .

Headaches. . .: New onset headache in someone who never has headaches is an alarm bell for us regardless of age, so best to get evaluated sooner than later. Unfortunately, I'm answering your question about 9hrs after you posted, so I hope that she's better whether you took her to ER or waited. I would recommend an emergent evaluation especially given recent history of contaminated steroids a few yrs ago. ...Read more

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With connective tissue disease, is it ok to have a cortisone injection for my Arthritic knees?

With connective tissue disease, is it ok to have a cortisone injection for my Arthritic knees?

Yes if all other -: -less invasive measures have failed, & the only alternative is a replacement. However 1 injection is worth a shot, as it may last a long time. If only gives relief 4 a few weeks, continued repeatedly being injected is detrimental 2 both articular cartilage as well as ligaments & tendons. Proceed with caution. ...Read more

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Cortisone injection knee today. Now pulse 94 and headache. Fast pulse and headache a side effect?

Cortisone injection knee today. Now pulse 94 and headache. Fast pulse and headache a side effect?

Cortisone shot: Not typical side effects, if persistent please be checked out. Also check your temperature to exclude a fever. ...Read more

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After having a cortisone injection into the knee, how long does the actual steroid stay in your actual bloodstream, not just continure to "work"?

After having a cortisone injection into the knee, how long does the actual steroid stay in your actual bloodstream, not just continure to "work"?

Not technically in: A joint injection of sterioid is a local injection and not technically in the blood stream. Admittedly low levels can go more systemically leading to either positive testing or effect patients with diabetes to throw off their sugars for 24 hours ...Read more

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Would a cortisone injection in my knee help its connective tissue disease pain?

Cortisone injections: Cortisone injection is a very helpful way to reduce inflammation, thus reducing pain, Depending upon the type of connective tissue u have, there can be other treatments to help the over all process. Place yourself in the hands of a good rheumatologist. ...Read more

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It has been recommended by my rheumatoid dr to have cortisone injection in my knee. What part of the knee is injected with needle. Will it hurt?

Front of Knee: Usually knee joint is injected from the lateral or medial side of the knee cap, just at top of the knee cap, so medicine goes underneath the knee cap in your joint. You feel a needle stick and it is not very painful. Almost every one I give the injection to, says it was not as bad as they expected to hurt. So it should not be too bad for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had a cortisone injection in my knee on wednesdayhow long til my knee will feel better?

What do you advise if I had a cortisone injection in my knee on wednesdayhow long til my knee will feel better?

Relief by day 3-5: Cortisone injections performed in the mild to moderately arthritic knee should provide relief by days 3-5 if the injections are to work at all. Each knee and degree of damage is different, and the response to an injection will also be different. The injections are aimed at decreasing the pain and swelling due to the inflammation and synovitis that occurs secondary to the underlying arthritis. ...Read more

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Can you get a Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) Injection and Cortisone Injection in the same knee during the same appointment?

No: Insurance will not approve it. If you have a lot of pain I would typically do a steroid injection first and then follow it up with viscosupplementation 2 weeks later. If pain is mild I would go straight to the viscosupplementation (Synvisc). ...Read more

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I recently had a cortisone injection in my knee. After the 48 hours or so of increased pain, I noticed some relief. After four days, the pain is more in?

Cortisone no help: That should tell you that the cortisone injection did not help. What problems lead to the injection in the first place? Have the doctor reevaluate the knee. ...Read more

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Does having a cortisone injection contain steroids? What is usually done for a medial partial knee replacement? Recovery time?

Does having a cortisone injection contain steroids? What is usually done for a medial partial knee replacement? Recovery time?

Yes: Yes a cortisone shot is the injection of a type of steroid into the area intended (the knee for example). A medial partial knee replacement, as the name implies, involve replacing just the medial compartment of the knee as opposed to a total knee replacement which involves replacing all three compartments. Partial knee replacements as usually outpatient or overnight stay, 4-6 week recovery. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of having a orthovisc injection? Does osetoarthritis cause the knee joint to lock and clunk? I am at a loss of what do next

What are the side effects of having a orthovisc injection? Does osetoarthritis cause the knee joint to lock and clunk? I am at a loss of what do next

No real side: Effects you can get a flare and some soreness from the injection some people can be allergic to the non-synthetic versions such as synvisc (hylan g-f 20). They do help and do better in people with mild moderate arthritis. It doesn't reverse DJD but it does prevent it from accelerating. Arthritis can cause a clunk. I would see an ortho doc and have them go through your options. ...Read more

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When is it safe to return to working out after knee joint injections?

Since we don't know: What was injected or the condition of your knee best to ask the doctor who gave you the injections. ...Read more

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What are supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections used for arthritic knee joint?

What are supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections used for arthritic knee joint?

Can help reduce pain: Supartz (hyaluronic acid) is a form of viscosupplementation. There are many chemicals used :synvisc, orthovisc, Hyalgan and others. These are chemical substances that are similar to the cartilage of the knee. Some are totally synthetic and one is from the comb of a rooster. They are used as a single or series of injections into the knee to relieve pain and improve function. They are inert and have no side effects. ...Read more

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Knee joint is paining a lot, please help?

Help: exam: You answers require examination and imaging. Please consult an orthopedic expert. ...Read more

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Which of the knee joint structures are not supplied by a sensory nerve?!

Which of the knee joint structures are not supplied by a sensory nerve?!

Most: Ligaments have nerves that assess tension and position, subchondral bone has sensory nerves, peripheral meniscus, and synovium are all pain sources. The articulate cartilage itself has no nerves. ...Read more

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Please help! I'm having pain on my knee joint. Should I continue going to the gym?

Please help! I'm having pain on my knee joint. Should I continue going to the gym?

Have it evaluated.: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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What is the fluid in the knee joint?

What is the fluid in the knee joint?

Synovial fluid: The fluid in all joints is known as synovial fluid. This fluid acts as a lubricant to the joints and tendons. ...Read more