Hip Procedure For Pain

Hi all, as you know from my January 3rd update, I was going to the hospital for a hip procedure called an "intra-articular ultrasound-guided injection of cortisone." My procedure was the same but the doctor used an x-ray instead of ultrasound.

RA hip procedure

I understand this as he was able to magnify the hip and it is there the whole procedure. He had to put in a second dose of lidocaine(freezing) and that was the worst part of the procedure.

Experiencing side effects

When he was finished and the RN said I could get up, I couldn't move my right leg at all. I was finally able to turn to a sitting position with the nurse assisting me. After I got dressed and stoop up to walk I had excruciating pain in my hip. I am not sure what I would have done had I not brought my walker with me. It was extremely difficult to walk to the front door of the hospital to wait for my ride.

I got home and went to my recliner and just relaxed there till supper time.

RA pain management can take time

According to the information I received it takes 3-7 days to notice pain relief when/if this works.

Well, I most definitely have pain relief. Although I have noticed the more I use it, I get some pain but not the same nor as intense as before. As I find when I have an injection of cortisone wherever it usually helps some everywhere, as is the case now.

My pain level has decreased to a very manageable level. Thank you.

That's all for now,

Blessings
Casmere

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