2wks after steriod injection had consultants appt today

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tillypink
tillypink Member Posts: 212
edited 13. Feb 2011, 04:50 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi all

Two wks ago had bad experience of having a steriod injection in to my left hip for help with my OA and having to be knocked out in the end as local anaesthetic was too painfull for it to be done!

From my previous posts I was in lots of pain and ended up getting more painkillers from the dr's as the pain after the injection was unbearable!

Well today had my Consulatants appointment I think was quite good, but just want to share it with you all for some advice and what you guys think please?

The Consultant said that looking at my MRI Results (been waiting since last October for them mind) the leg bone is turning into the hip socket this is why I'm in so much pain, and there's lots of wear and tear on the hip! Then He said that he does't want to do a Hip replacement yet as I'm only 33yrs old and it would only last upto 10yrs or so and a second hip replacement would last as long! So bit gutted at that!

But he also said he wanted to try out some Physical therapy out and see if that stops the pain a bit ?? But I'm not sure if its gonna make the pain worse??? Also instead of using a walking stick give me a Crutch to relieve some of the pain and give me more ease of walking and less pain, which is good I think???

So I've had a few answers today both good and bad, but feeling postive!

With regaurds to the streriod injection the consulant said it could still work upto 6wks after the injection happening, but since I'm in more pain since the injection and its been 2 wks, I don't think its gonna work!

Sorry to go on and dwindle, just wanted to get it out on the forum for some advice!

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  • traluvie
    traluvie Member Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tilly..

    I'm glad you finally had some answers as to why you in so much pain..
    At least you know now..
    Sorry to hear the injection not working.. you never know it may decide to kick in..
    Don't you get fed up of hearing your too young for this and that.. i have heard it loads of times.. i believe age is nothing if you can have something done for a better quality of life.. thats my opinion though and i do suppose they say these things for a reason.. but it can make the young ones frustrated..
    Maybe the physical therapy will work.. your'e not going to know untill you try.. Your doc is obviously wanting to try other angles before resorting to other alternatives..
    I really hope things start getting better for you soon.. maybe keep a diary when you start physio see if you can notice any benefits also you can show this to your doc when you next see them..
    Keep us posted
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  • tillypink
    tillypink Member Posts: 212
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi tracy thanks I've started doing a diary for my pain everyday and seeing how that goes too, but will def try the physio , just scared that its gonna be more pain :sad: !

    I do hate being told that I'm too young to have OA, also hate the looks I get for parking in disabled bays from old people, even though I have a disablity badge, and the same with my walking stick.. People just assume cause your young, should be in your prime and fighting fit.. If only hey :| !

    Thanks again though x
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tilly, I have been hearing the 'you're too young speach' for many years, it is a stupid thing to say, they could explain things differently, sure I understand that the replacements only have a certain possible life span but surely when you are younger should be the time for giving you the so called quality of life eh? Just my opinion, but I don't know much about owt, I'm a daft Yorkshireman... :lol:

    I also hate the looks I get from older folks when I use the disabled bays, I am just waiting for one of them to dare say something, they really better hope they don't get me angry, they wouldn't like me when I'm angry :shock: :mrgreen::lol:

    I really hope that the therapy works for ya hun, it's probably more about building the muscles around the hip up to give more support, theory being, more support less pain, total BS in my experience but I have had a bad time with physio in the past... Could do you good hun but make sure you tell them your concerns before you start.
    Best of luck.

    :grin:
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  • tillypink
    tillypink Member Posts: 212
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    ah thanks tjt6768 ur reply made me smile :smile: !

    I'm like u if an older person dare say something to me bout my stick soon to be crutch or that I park in a disabled bay, they will feel the tip of my tongue as its getting on my last nerve now, and they say young people are rude :roll: !

    Can ask how u got on with physio or rather did't get on with physio if u don't mind please?

    thanks again :wink:
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tilly..
    It was a lot of years ago, when my lower back problems first started, I already had OA in my knees after a lot of problems with them from the age of about 13... Anyway, I knew that it was OA, you know your own body eh? But they insisted on a two week course of intense physio, ignoring how much pain I was in, they kept pushing and pushing me like they didn't believe it was hurting so much. I was an in-patient at the time and I had also been having a course of epidurals at the time, three in three days I think.. I was totally exhausted one day just ten minutes after the last epidural and the physio turned up slapping his hands together telling me to get out of bed, time for excersises.... Well I just flipped, I had had enough, I was seriously ready to punch his lights out... Luckily my OH was there and she calmed me down... All the time I knew something wasn't right, apart from the epidurals not working... At that point the specialist came to see me, diagnosed Oste A in my lower spine, said I shouldn't have been having physio, it was the wrong treatment for me :shock: :shock:

    And since then my left hip has always hurt... Think it is deffered pain..

    So, that's why I am very sceptical about physio.. Boy, that took some typing, anyone got a spare pair of hands that don't hurt? Lol

    :grin:

    And please, call me Tony, saves you messin about with the tjt business, lol
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  • tillypink
    tillypink Member Posts: 212
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Aw thanks Tony for telling me that 8) , I'm lisa by the way!

    God u've certainly been through the mill with that physio bloody hell!!!!! :eek: .. can see why u don't like physio's to say the least! Hate it when people seem to know whats best for you, but we know our own bodys the best, where the ones going through the pain and discomfort!

    I'm gonna try the physio but if it gets too much I'm gonna say no! I stuggle every time with the Consultant wants to have a go of pulling and tugging at my leg/hip the last time I had my hospital appointment, was in bed in agony for a week nearly! So god knows how this physio will go..but all I can do it try!

    Thanks again tony ur a star 8)
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    Crutches give much better support for walking than sticks. I strongly recommend one, use it on the opposite side to the affected hip.

    As for the dirty looks from the elderly, ignore them. They number as some of the rudest people on the planet and so many of them lack any of the wisdom or learning which should have accrued given their advanced years. I have been told a number of times that I am far too young for arthritis (I am 51 for crying out loud!) upon which I sweetly respond that to know everything about the world must be such a strain upon them and I don't think I would like to know everything about everything. (Oh and don't forget, there are only two sorts of arthritis, according to these sages, OA and RA and both DO clear up and get better and go away.) DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • tillypink
    tillypink Member Posts: 212
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    aw thanks DD ur replys are always so helpful and make me smile :wink: x
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
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    Morning Lisa, I hope that the physio will be of some benefit for ya..
    I know what you mean about suffering after appointments, I am sure some of them try and hurt you as much as they can :shock: :lol: I have spent many a day recovering from being pushed and pulled all over the joint (pun without doubt intended :wink: )

    As for the ignorant old folks, well, don't get me started lol...
    I will go off on another rant.. :grin:

    Be well today :grin:
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  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tilly
    I really do hope the injection start to work for you, has for Physio, it can make such a difference, but you do need a good physio
    I wish you well with it all
    Love
    Barbara x
    Love
    Barbara
  • tillypink
    tillypink Member Posts: 212
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    Cheers tony, don't worry we'll have a rant free day today..lol :lol: !!

    Thanks Barbara gonna try it with an open mind I think is the best way forward :P x
  • tillytop
    tillytop Member Posts: 3,460
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello Tillypink

    Just to say I really do hope the physical therapy gives you some relief. And, as the others have said, the "you're too young for arthritis" comment is oh some common.

    Thinking of you,

    Love the other Tillyxxx
  • tillypink
    tillypink Member Posts: 212
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    Thanks TillyTop 8) x
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tillypink
    Think I am a bbit late here.
    Hope the physio helps to make your muscles stronger so that you can move a little better.
    Take care
    Juliepf x
  • tillypink
    tillypink Member Posts: 212
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    Aw thanks hun :smile: x
  • tillypink
    tillypink Member Posts: 212
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Evening Peeps :wink:

    JUst quick Uptdate for you all.. Had a bad week this week after the consulants appt monday felt quite postive, then thinking more about it on tues weds been bit down and lots of pain :sad: !

    So have given in and gone back to Dr's today, to see if they can help me with the pain as feel so pissed off and down with it!

    Dr was lovely though and given me 20mg of butrans patchs and some Oramorph liquid now to help ease it!

    So fingers crossed now....

    Thanks again for listening to me moan on and reading

    xx Lisa

    TIllypink
  • chris7
    chris7 Bots Posts: 2,696
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tillypink

    Only just catching up on this one and you poor young thing you! Sorry the injection doesn't seem to have helped yet, hope it still may do.
    Glad you got some support from your doc though and I hope you manage to get the pain under control soon. Hang in there. Just leaving a few gentle hugs ((( )))
    Chris
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
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    Hi Lisa,

    I am sorry its not worked and well sometimes they do and sometimes they don't but they are always worth trying... I have always believed it does actually deepens on how good the person doing them is but that's probably unfair.

    Glad the gp was kind and has given you something for the pain. I really hope it will help you. As Chris said hang in there flower. Cris x
  • tillypink
    tillypink Member Posts: 212
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    thanks Chris and Cris , I slept better last nite than I have done in weeks :smile: !

    I'm sure the injection works well for others just not me.

    Hope u guys are ok and not in too much pain this weekend :|

    x

    Lisa
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Lisa, I'm not as on the ball with all the posts as I usually am, we are away at the minute so I've gotta log on using the mobile, it takes longer checking all the threads than it does on the pc..
    Sorry that you aren't having any benefit from the injections, think I'm over four weeks from having mine now, knees are as bad as ever but my spine isn't hurting constantly like it usually is... I did have eight in the spine though, lol...

    Be well hun.. Glad the GP has been helpful.. Mine tried me on the mst, morphine tablets, they were horrible, just felt dead, not worth taking them... Don't know why but seemed reluctant to give me the patches, probably cos they cost more :roll: :shock: :lol:
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  • valval
    valval Member Posts: 14,911
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    a good physio is worth there weight in gold strong muscles help suport damaged joints but if it hurts for more than t hours after tell them as it not suposed to good luck it got to be worth a try if it helps a little
    i get where they are coming from with replacement no one wants to do one now and have you wheel chair bound in 20 years they are making improvements all the time in how they done and how much it dammages your bones. fingers crossed soon it will be suitable for you to have one with no worry about the future val
    val