... knee swelled up three times its size, pain, burning, and stinging in the knee area where the injections where given, I can't walk or bear weight on the leg now. I was put on pretisone for a few days but my doctor took me off because of the side effects. I am still having a large amount of swelling in the knee, pain, and burning, stinging in the area of the injections. I have called my doctor several times and still no response. Don't know what to do anymore, I ice constantly but it hurts