Re: Hip bursitis cortisone shot question
I had it done a number of years ago. As someone else said it certainly wasn't pleasant nor as easy as other shots, but I just held my breath and it worked well. If you have a driver who can take you, you could ask if you can be prescribed a few tablets of some kind of medication (valium, ativan, etc) to take right before the procedure. But you'd have to have someone to drive you home.
Some people in the Pain Management practice I go to don't use the sedation. My prior PM doc always said "why not if you've got a driver to take you home".
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08