Just before my orthopoedic surgeon stuck a bloody great big needle all the way into the joint of my right ankle today (represented by the picture above that is someone else's ankle being injected) he said : "This is a bloody big needle. I am going to stick it all the way into the joint of your ankle. It's gonna hurt like hell, I'm afraid" At last. A doctor that doesn't say: "Just a little scratch" before sticking a bloody big needle into you. He is not a liar. Not only was it a great big bloody needle and he stuck it all the way into my ankle joint, but it hurt like hell.