Well, I had the injection this morning... it was very painful but not unbearable and if it gives me relief for a while it will have been worth it. The doctor said that in the past six months he has been asked to do dozens of the injections whereas before that he only had to do a few now and then. He thinks it must be some sort of new trend in the medical profession. My leg will feel numb for about 8 hours and the steroid might take a few days to work. Home now and planning on a quiet afternoon knitting.