TeresaP24 Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:11 in Living with arthritis

Hello am new to this site. I have arthritis in my feet, knees, wrists, neck and jaw. Oh and my hips 🤪. Am discovering that treatment is not the same for everyone. I have severe arthritis in both knees but have not been given the option of injections. But my neighbour has. How about you guys?


  • Anna
    Anna Moderator Posts: 873

    Hello @TeresaP24 and welcome to the online community,

    You are quite right that treatment for arthritis is not the same for everyone - I'm sure you'll discover that all our members live with different forms of arthritis, are treated in different ways but have one thing in common - all are friendly and keen to share their experiences to support others.

    I've linked to some information below about knee pain and some of the treatments that are available, including with steroid injections.

    There's a section on self-management and gentle exercises which can help with the pain that you might like to have a look at.

    Do have a look round the forum and join in any conversations where you feel comfortable.

    Anna (Moderator)

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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,020

    Hi @TeresaP24

    Lovely to meet you and say hello.

    I have to agree responses from Drs vary so much.

    Have you thought about asking whether you could try injection in your knees?

    Be brave and ask.

    Fingers 🤞 for you

    Toni x

  • jonr
    jonr Member Posts: 358

    Welcome @TeresaP24,

    I've severe OA in both knees and can certainly empathise with you on your comments re: health professionals.

    I presume you are talking about Steroid Injections? If so, do you know how much cartilage is left in your knees?

    These injections are more successful if there is something to inject into but you've nothing to lose by giving them a go though it's not the most pleasant of procedures.

    Good luck