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Hip pain and steroid injection

Bones, Joints & Muscles | Last Active: Dec 21, 2021 | Replies (7)

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Yes Sue, I had steroid injections in my hip before replacement. Initially it helped for a few months. The 3rd injection only helped for 3 weeks. then I knew it was time to have surgery. This was the same thing I experienced with other arthritic joints like my thumb and wrist.

Over the past 20 years of patching and replacing, I have concluded that the "good time" for surgery is when alternatives don't provide enough relief to live productively – it's always inconvenient. Also, waiting too long can result in further damage that makes surgery and recovery more complicated.

How long have you been dealing with the pain?
Sue

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Probably longer than I realize. What I thought was knee pain because I do have knee arthritis, is actually referred pain from hip. I also have lots of degenerative disc problems. So over a # of years but now right hip is pretty bad.
Hope steroid injection will help. ( Also have osteoporosis in hip & spine). In Canada, when it comes to surgery and treatment, the wait is always too long.

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