Because of the fluid draining I felt relief straight away. The cortisone took about two hours to start feeling a little better but it seems to be a slow release medicaiton. It was a little bit at a time but within I would say about 24 - 36 hours I feel really good. Very minimal stiffness. That lasts for me about two weeks depending on my activity.
It has been ten days since the second injection and I am still really stiff and have a bit of pain. It really did nothing at all I feel except make me feel worse. I think he put it in the wrong spot for it to have made no difference the way that it has. I am actually wondering if maybe he hit a nerve. The specialist will be the only one now that gives me the cortisone.
Has your hip settled down at all? Have you been able to ask the dr who gave the injection is the reaction normal? Although they will tell you it is.
I hope you are feeling better soon. I use wheat and lavendar bags that you heat in the microwave when my lower back and hip is bad and that gives wonderful relief.