Avatar universal

Paralysis after Cortisone injection in hip

I was recently diagnosed with arthritis in my left hip.  The treatment suggestion was to get a Cortisone injection and follow up with physical therapy.  Yesterday I had my first injection.  It was quite painful even with numbing the injection point with Lidocaine first.  It was over rather quick but I could not stand on that leg when leaving the office.  I needed a wheel chair to get to my car.  The office staff waved me off without any warnings or concern.  

By the time I got to my daughter's house (I felt I couldn't climb the stairs to my home) a half hour later, I opened the car door - stepped out and went straight down on the street.  I had absolutely NO feeling in my entire left leg!  My daughter and a passing UPS driver helped into the house.  I assumed this was normal and waited for sensation to return.  After 3 hours of no change I called the Dr.  He told me that he added Lidocaine with the Cortisone directly into the joint because he saw that I was in so much pain. He said it would be better in another 2-3 hours. He was more concerned that in the fall I may have broken something !

3 hours later I could still not walk but the feeling was coming back. I went to bed with Tylenol and awoke feeling fine.  I have no residual numbness or pain.  
The Dr. called me this morning to see how I was doing.  He said this had never happened to him before and he believes he may have hit my Femoral bone/nerve?  He asked if I'd like an x-ray and I declined.  

I just wanted to post this because when I went looking around the net I found nothing similar to this paralysis.  Anyone out there have a similar experience?  
0 Responses
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Arthritis Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
Could it be something you ate? Lack of sleep? Here are 11 migraine triggers to look out for.
Find out if PRP therapy right for you.
Tips for preventing one of the most common types of knee injury.
Here are 10 ways to stop headaches before they start.
Tips and moves to ease backaches