View Full Version : Steroid injection into a joint
08-06-2009, 04:25 PM
I had this done today for the arthritis in my toe. They numbed the toe, then did the injection which still hurt like hell and then I passed out.
I never pass out. The doc assured me that this was normal, but is it? Is this going to happen every time. It was really unpleasant and left me nauseous all day.
But, I can now walk again, so all in all I would do it again. Anyone ever experience this?
The worst part was that DD was climbing all over me, I won't be bringing her again.
08-06-2009, 05:32 PM
I'm not exactly sure but I've had a good amount of patients say that it happened to them. Actually 2 that I saw this morning had the injections earlier this week and both said they passed out a minute or two afterwards.
08-06-2009, 05:38 PM
Interesting. I feel better now, the pain killer is wearing off and the steroids have not quite kicked in, but I know it will get better soon.
08-06-2009, 06:10 PM
Unfortunately, I have had MANY injections into my hip and lower back. I have never passed out. I am sure now that you know what to expect, that next time (if there is one) will go smoothly.
Hopefully you feel better soon!
08-06-2009, 06:45 PM
My DH, a big, strong doctor passed out the first time he got one in his elbow. Totally normal. This last time he lay back before getting it done. He says it is normal to have the pain for a couple days after the injection. Now 3 days out he is feeling 300% better than pre-injection
08-06-2009, 07:03 PM
Thanks for info. It really hurts again now, but I know the pain will go away.
08-06-2009, 07:11 PM
Hmm, I've had countless ESI's and trigger point injections in my lumbar/SI joint area and never passed out.
Now, after the tp injections I do become pretty dizzy and one time tripped over my doc's stool (felt almost drunk).
That's strange. I hope you feel better!
08-07-2009, 09:01 AM
I have. I had an injection into my knee. It felt better for about 2 days and then the arthritis was back. What ended up really helping me 100% was Humira, which is an injectible drug. But I only took that 3 times until I got pregnant and that was the real savior. My arthritis has been MIA for 2 years now. If it comes back I might get knocked up again just to get some relief. :)
08-08-2009, 01:38 PM
But I only took that 3 times until I got pregnant and that was the real savior. My arthritis has been MIA for 2 years now. If it comes back I might get knocked up again just to get some relief. :)
That is so funny. My sister gets horrible canker sores after eating certain foods. It cleared up totally while pregnant, and took a couple years to start coming back. She has joked about getting pregnant again, but has twins so at this point doesn't think the benefit of no mouth pain is worth dealing with newborn (possibly multiples again) and 4year twin boys!
08-08-2009, 02:35 PM
I've had it done twice for different issues. The first was in my patella tendon. It was flaring up every time I was running. The doc did a great job, hardly felt it. And it did take care of the problem over the long term.
Second time was for wrist problems similar to carpal tunnel. That hurt like a b*tch. And 24 hours later I felt like my wrist was crippled for life. I even posted on here about it because I was totally panicked. The doc office said it was normal and to call again if it didn't get better in a few days. It did eventually stop hurting, but the problem also came back.
I don't know if it depends on who does it, or what the original problem is.
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