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Steroid injection for shoulder pain

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Biblioklept
Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,738 Disability Gamechanger
I've had problems with my shoulder for months now, it's not as bad as it used to be but still very sore and I have VERY little movement in it. I received an appointment for an "ultrasound guided steroid injection"

I don't know if I can even go but if I do, what can I expect?? I tried looking online but everyone says how painful they can be and I can't see much about the actual process, especially the ultrasound guided ones?? 

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  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 7,657 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Biblioklept
    I have been thinking about you over the past couple of weeks as I noticed you haven’t been on. I meant to send you a PM but I kept forgetting as had some things going on. I’m sorry I should’ve made for off an effort. 🤦‍♀️

    Im sorry your shoulder is still as sore and you are in even more pain now with it.
    I don’t know anything about the ultrasound injection but I have received cortisone steroid injections into my knees before it was a bit uncomfortable but it was over with quickly and it really helped. 
    I hope you manage to go to the appointment as I think it should help you. 

    Take care and I’m always here if you need to chat. ❤️

  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,782 Scope online community team
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    Heya @Biblioklept sorry to hear about your shoulder, that can't be fun! I hope you're doing ok. 
    I've had a few ultrasound guided injections in my feet and ankle and yes it stings a bit (especially in such tricky areas) but they're worth it in the long run. 
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  • onedayatatime
    onedayatatime Community member Posts: 88 Pioneering
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    I've had steroid injections in my foot. If i remember right, I think they injected a numbing thing at the same time? I was terrified at the thought of it all, but honestly, whatever pain you get from the injection (mine was totally minimum) the benefits can really be worth it. 
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,652 Pioneering
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    I've had problems with my shoulder for months now, it's not as bad as it used to be but still very sore and I have VERY little movement in it. I received an appointment for an "ultrasound guided steroid injection"

    I don't know if I can even go but if I do, what can I expect?? I tried looking online but everyone says how painful they can be and I can't see much about the actual process, especially the ultrasound guided ones?? 

    I had US guided injections in my shoulders last year and they were painless !
  • TerryG
    TerryG Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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    Hi Bibli

    I have had 2 steroid injections in both knees,and in L4&L5 Facet joints in the back.It worked temporarily in the knees but it's not a cure,the second lot in the knees one was excruciatingly painful,I was having an attack and it made it alot worse,the Dr should not have done the one with it flared up.They do these at the Dr's Surgery 
    The ones in the back were done in hospital,the surgeon said get me the big needles!!!!,he done the first one no bother,then the next one hit the spine bone,I nearly jumped off the table,happened again on the next last one was OK.The injections didn't work for me,after a week or so back to pain again.
    Some people they work for some they don't my advice would be to have them,the worst think is they won't work.
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