Pain relief

Tesskess Member Posts: 4
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:08 in Living with arthritis

Hi all

are steroid injections any good for knee arthritis and my doctor not wanting to put me on stronger painkillers as said very addictive currently on solpadol and it’s doing very little any advice would be very great full

cheers craig


  • jamieA
    jamieA Member Posts: 768

    Hi Craig,

    My psoriatic arthritis initially flared with my left knee swelling. From September 2020 till March 2021 I had 4 injections directly into my knee as well as the knee being drained. 3 worked for about 4-6 weeks each time but one was unsuccessful. I've had steroid injections elsewhere and in total 2 out of 13 didn't have an affect.

  • Tesskess
    Tesskess Member Posts: 4

    Thank you just been reading about injections and sounds way forward for me ,currently waiting on NHS 24 calling back as pain is horrendous and got fluid build up ,glad your pain is getting managed

  • alexander1
    alexander1 Member Posts: 70

    Steroid injections are helpful in many cases but although good not to have meds and have been on tramadol 8 a day plus naproxen, paracetamol and amitripoline all for the pain. Been on this for 4-5 years now.

    good to try injections but if you get heavier duty meds try not to take unless needed as I don’t see much benefit anymore as have pain breakthrough. When I stop them I do notice it though.

    Ibrugel is somewhat helpful but 10% minimum.