Hello all. I had my first Durolane injection 2 weeks ago. I had it on National health, waited 8 weeks for my consultation and injection, but it was worth every minute wait.
my aunt ,who is 81yrs had had a similar one at the beginning of the year, and I saw the difference in her mobility, so I was eager to have it.
I had x ray, consultation and then offered injection all in 2 hours.
I had a local anaesthetic injection, cortozone injection, and then the Durolane injection, and I felt nothing. didn't know they had finished.
had 2 days of aching, but no pain. since then, after a week I could walk upstairs properly for the first time in months; I can get in and out of the car ok; I'm not aware of discomfort the last few days around the house.
It has been just over 2 weeks and I feel a massive difference.
but it hasn't helped yet when I try to walk more than 10 mins. my limp I started with about 9 months ago comes back still, and I just have to keep stopping and getting my strength to walk back.
I was told it could be 2-6 weeks before all advantage is felt, so am hopeful.
Received my next appointment for 3 months time to see how I am.
hope this encourages people to feel confident if offered durolane.