What to expect from you injection
You will receive an injection directly into the joint affected by osteoarthritis (OA).
You have 2 options for your joint injections. You can have a course of 3 injections spaced 1 week apart or have 1 injection.
The benefits will not be noticed immediately after but you should gradually start to feel less pain and stiffness over the next few weeks.
The improvement in your symptoms should last for several months, depending partly on the number of injections you have.
You can expect the benefit from three injections to persist for up to 9 months.
Once the effects of the first course of injections wear off, you can, if you choose, have another. After that, you can continue to have new courses of injections whenever necessary.