I am finally scheduled for a cortisone shot in my hip joint on May 23rd. I'm a little scared to do it, because I have read that it can be painful to get the shot. I'm also not sure how my back will react. One time I got a cortisone shot in my back and wound up with sciatic sensitivity down my leg for months afterward. The doctor doing the shot was supposed to be an expert who does famous sports teams. I still don't know whether he screwed up or whether I just had a bad reaction. If you have had a cortisone shot in your hip, please tell me what to expect. They told me that they do not knock people out for it. It is done only with local anesthesia. When I get home from the shot, I plan to just rest for the remainder of the day.