Osteoarthritis treatment knee injections

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Is it possible I already have osteoarthritis? And are there any non surgical treatment options available to me? I am specifically wondering if injections might help?
I am also a hashimotos survivor and am concerned that it may be having an impact on my knees which have done things over the years that no one of my size should have done. It's mostly confined to my left knee. I have broken both knee caps in the past, (car accident and Karate Class) had a meniscus tear repaired, which made left knee much worse. Hands and feet are fine.
When I was around 18 I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in my left knee, but now I'm almost 25 and I am having a lot more bone pain but the most extreme is my knees but now I have the same pain, popping, cracking in my hips, ankles, wrists, lower ribcages with a bump on the right, shoulder blades, neck, spine, and my tailbone hurts pretty bad as well, oh and the bone in the side of my foot.. i haven't been back to a specialists since the diagnosis and I have no insurance.
I am suffering from severe arthritis in my left knee brought on by an earlier surgery. My doctor wants me to take Orthovisc injections to try and delay the inevitable partial knee replacement. Has anyone had those, can you give me any information about the procedure?
Im in PT to help as well but if anyone would like to share a short summary of their story from pre-diag symptoms through successful treatment, I would really like to see how the different docs have handled your speciific case. The most effective thing Ive done on my own was recently bought an herbal cream that has capsicum in it whihc has done more than any of the other pharma routes. Its still kinda unbearable but Ive at least noticed it being somewhat alleviated.
I am to see a pain management doctor in the near future and talk to him about sciatic joint injections. I'm NOT wanting steroids to cause more problems since more than likely these injections will be done the rest of my life. I'm in my mid fifties. I have heard you may get swelling in the face arms and hands. If that be so, I don't see me having the injections to only have to deal with other medical issues down the road with steroids. Anyone that can add info please do. Thanks.
14 Months ago I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in both knees and Buritis in my hips. It came on suddenly and it is very painful. I have seen 2 specialists and have had 2 lots of steroid injections in both knees and one steroid injection in my right hip. I have been taking Meloxicam and painkillers. Today I have been to see a specialist with the view to having knee replacement surgery. After looking at my recent x rays he has informed me that I have Avascular Necrosis in both knees.
I've have had cortisone injections which only give relief for a bout a month then the swelling and pain comes back. I also have had ytrium 90 radioactive stuff put in them. This lasted only 3 months. I want to have my knees replaced but I'm not sure they will allow it(I'm only 30). I can bend my Knees about 90 degrees and then they hurt so bad. Will I get full flexion with replacements? Do you suggest gettin it done?
With osteoarthritis due to wear and tear and also due to past ligament injuries and unstable joint the best treatment is total knee replacement. You can try various NSAIDs to fight the pain. You can also try viscosupplementation or steroid injections. Talk with an orthopedician and explore various options before you consider total knee replacement. Take care!
dear sir, my name is aarti from india(delhi), my mother in law is 53 years old, she is very much suffering from knee pain, some doctors adviced for knee replacement and 3-4 doctors advice for injection of greece for covering 2-3 years atleast, one is suggest synvisc1 (injection qty 1 @ knee) and other one suggest for 5 injections for one knee.... kindly suggest what to do? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/1109370'>Labral Hip Tear and Arthroscopic surgery</a>.
Patient gets three injections from his orthopedic doctor,a week apart. I had my choice of having a total knee replacement or trying the injections. At age 67, I decided to try the injections and so far I have no pain. I went from terrible bone grinding pain to none at all. These injections can be given every 6 months, and it is covered by Medicare. Its worth a try. It does not serve as cartiledge, but more like "greasing squeaky wheels"!
Through this surgery he realized I had grade 4 chondromalacia in several places, so he did what he could to repair the areas, and then we followed up with orthovisc injections. In March, the same thing happened with my right knee. Through mri, it appeared as survive so the same treatment was recommended and done. I have completed all series of shots on both left and right knee. I have fully completed therapy sessions to the point, my quads and other leg muscles are very strong.
This is a viscosupplement or better put a synovial like fluid injection.It can provide up to six months of osteoarthritis type knee pain relief. It's goal is to supplement your knee joint fluid (synovial) which also helps with shock absorption thus reducing the pain. Everyone responds differently, but in a medical study some patients experienced relief.... but it took a month before it was effective and the results are not long term.
Hi, How are you feeling? When any patient complains of “knee pain,” the initial differential diagnosis in most of the cases includes: Osteoarthritis, Ligament damage, Meniscus damage or Patello-femoral disorder. If you give little detail regarding your symptomatology it will helpful in discussing further. I have seen your investigation results but those appear normal. I would like to know where the pain is exactly if you have to point out with your index finger.
I am a female 70 years old with a severe osteoarthritic changes of the right knee joint and to a lesser extent in the left knee joint . I am still walking on both knees without any aids but I experience pain in both knees especially the right one . My doctor prescribed me dolophen tablets for one month because the gelatinous material in right knee is nearly absent and he is saying that after that period he will inject orthovisc injection if there was no response to oral medication.
Hello poplar SYNVISC is a type of treatment called a viscosupplement. It lubricates and cushions your knee joint and relieves pain, which can allow you to move more freely for up to 6 months. However, this is an approved indication unlike the usage for shoulder osteoarthritis and ankle is not an apptoved indiaction. It can be used logically for shoulder but then it would be an off label usage. Refer: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/49461.
I am sure there is a variation of the processes depending upon the individuals severity of the specific condition, There are treatments for knee pain that are very effective compared to when my knee pain originated, There are injections for treating arthritis of the knee that I could have had before my arthritis became so severe, I have pampered my knees for years. Started with knee cracking or crepitus when I was 21.
However, I'd like to hear comments from anyone posting on this site about not only Synvisc treatments but other treatments available for treatment of osteoarthritis in the knee joints. My symptoms are more achiness, stiffness, and limited range of motion instead of pain. Thanks.
You should be doing X-rays, including AP, lateral, sunrise, and posteroanterior views with the knee flexed to 45°, should be obtained. Treatment options include Conservative care, including rest, weight loss (when appropriate), physical therapy—including nonimpact exercises, such as swimming- acetaminophen, NSAIDs, heat modalities, activity modification, ambulatory aids, such as a cane, should be used. Topical analgesic therapy with methylsalicylate or capsaicin cream may be beneficial.
I've had this knee pain (left and right) for almost a yr already. The symptoms are as follows: Grinding / grating sensation upon flexing the knee. Aching pain at and below the patella. Difficulty straightening the knee. Pain is most servere when putting weight or pressure on it. Pain can be felt when climbing up the stairs, jumping, running and standing for prolonged periods. In addition, pain can be felt behind the knee cap.
My knee pain is a sharp burning/stinging sensation when kneeling on the left knee. It is at the base of the patella and radiates to the left side of the knee, almost numbing the area. My surgeon diagnosed it as patellar tendinitis. Normally, the tendinitis flares up at the tibial (shin) connection, however it can occur at the patellar (kneecap) connection which is my case. The normal treatment of a patellar brace ( a strap) is not as effective.
I had the scope because of osteoarthritis of the knee with severe osteoarthritis of the patellofemoral joint and was hoping the surgery would buy me a few more years to work. This was a big mistake because I am in more pain now than before the surgery.
Almost four months after surger, I am still experiencing massive swelling and excruiating pain with inflammation. My doctor has said only that I have arthritis in my knee and I have to be patient. On at least three occasions, I have been in tears in his office and asking what to do about it. He still tells me be patient. This is surely not normal.
It does not matter if I am standing, sitting, walking, or lying down, I am in pain constantly for the last week. I am wondering if I have re-injured my knee or is this how mild osteoarthritis feels?
`I recently went to a orthopedic specialist for their opinion ( mainly on my neck) and they told me they wanted to do some of these injections. At first the nurse suggested injections at C 3-4 and L 4-5, then he left the room to discuss it with the doctor. He came back and they had decided to only do it on my L 4-5. I am personally more comfortable with the thought of thought of the lumbar injections but, this doesnt help my neck pain, or help my case for keeping my insurance.
I found that it was the inflammation causing pain with osteoarthritis in my injured knee when my good knee got red and swollen from twisting with a heavy load. Cut out the night-shade family (tomatoes, etc.)...had already quit sugar & white flour years before. All those cause inflammation, too. Then I added ginger and voila! Both knees quit hurting, and my back too. I also have scoliosis and osteoporosis and Lupus and irregular heartbeats (magnesium helps) and...
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My husband who is 70 had a total knee replacement 6 weeks ago and the pain seems to be intensifying rather than diminishing. He had a childhood injury to this knee, then another operation 13 years ago but is crying with the pain most of the time and has gone from ordinary pain killers to needing morphine. He has physiotherapy 3 times per week, also hydrotherapy and acupuncture, they all say he is making some progress but very slowly and keep telling him exercising will relieve the pain.
between the bones of the joints. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis. Treatment includes reduction of weight, exercise and support devices like splints, canes, walkers, and braces.Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen are used for pain relief. Some studies, but not all, have suggested that the food supplements glucosamine and chondroitin can relieve symptoms of pain and stiffness for some persons with osteoarthritis.
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