People who know me know that I am not the kind of person to turn to medication when treating illnesses. Whether are the common cold or something to do with my CP I usually will go the all-natural root or as natural as I can. That said I realize sometimes modern medicine is the best way to go and so after talking with my doctor, Cortizone shots, or at least trying to Cortizone shot, sounded like the best treatment to start with when treating my hip dysplasia.
This was my first experience with anything like this and for that reason, I’m glad it happened the way it did. (next time I’ll be sure to take you in) I feel like this way with no time to think about it. In a way, I was less nervous. Which also meant I had less time to get worked up and stress about it which would be my regular reaction. The even better part, I thought immediate relief.
I did make sure though to ask all of the questions I had at the time. My doctors are always really good at explaining things, at least to the point I can make an informed decision.
Update, I am writing this blog post one day post treatment and I now have a few additional thoughts to share with you. Although, initial shot did not hurt, For me personally, the following afternoon and evening where are rather painful only in the injection site. I did have some swelling but I was told to expect that and I did end up having to use my chairs for the rest of the day. I didn’t really think about it until after, But, getting a needle in your saw a is not the same as getting a needle in your arm, in the functionality of it I mean. I couldn’t really stand on that leg and needed some help to walk around. Today being the second evening so is much better, I still have some trouble walking but once I start walking and the momentum is there I don’t have any pain it’s just getting up and starting that seems to Hurt the most. The pain though has greatly lessened and through all of this I didn’t feel that I needed additional pain management like Tylenol or Advil.
The other thing I have noticed about this type of treatment is that although my left hip(the one that was not treated with Cortisone) still does click out of place a lot the right one(The ones that didn’t get the Cortisone shot) has not snapped or popped since the shot.I’m taking that as a good sign.I hope that tomorrow the pain will be pretty much nonexistent and I will be able to go back to all of my normal activities be sure to come back Sunday to see what happens.
I would just like to reiterate, this is only my experience and everyone’s experiences are different when it comes to these things, but all are valid and should be given the same respect.
If you have experience with Cortisone or anything else to help manage the pain or symptoms of you CP let me know, leave them below so we can share and learn from each other.