Arthritis knee injections

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Avatar f tn can anyone tell me if they have had platelet injections in their knee for arthritis? I have a really bad, arthritic knee and DO NOT want to have it replaced. I already did that on the other knee and regret it.I have had every treatment known including physicla therapy and still have issues with pain and not being able to walk for more than 10 minutes at a time. Any info about this would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn I've had these injections. It depends on what your problem is. If it's arthritis, then these should word. If it's a cartilage problem then they probably won't work. My problem is chondromalacia patella and they didn't work. What type of surgery did you have for your problem??
Avatar f tn I had 2 knee scopes for a torn meniscus and arthritis in a 10 week pain span. Still cannot walk with out a cane, can't work because my job is physical, literally have been at home for 5 months. Before I had anything done, was still working, should have lived with the mild pain, but Dr. said its what had to be done, so I trusted him. So 2 weeks ago I finished the 3 shot once a week chicken shots, and am hoping as I read on one post that it took 4 weeks to work, the Dr. also said that.
Avatar m tn Last year I got septic arthritis in my left knee. Had 10 bouts of surgery on my knee to washout the knee. I still get alot of pain in my knee. I had had a recent MRI which no one can explain to me satisfactorely. Hope you can be of help. The MRI states: "Severe degeneration of the medial and lateral menisci noted with fraying of the articular surface and inner free edge of the menisci. No ligament injury is seen.
Avatar n tn Other factors that can contribute to developing knee arthritis include trauma to the knee, meniscus tears or ligament damage, and fractures to the bone around the joint. I think, it is the trauma and ligament tear, that have contributed to arthritis in your case. If the arthritis in your case is rheumatic or due to any other cause that should be treated first to prevent all these symptoms.
Avatar n tn My husband has been told he has ostearthritis, and in server pain with his leg( around the knee joint. One doctor has mention him having cortison injections.
Avatar f tn Cortison injections were given I have had problems since I had syvinal injections which worked for 7 months. Pain in knee and the gel injections a second time in April. Knee pain has returned. I also have RA and have been on Plaqunil for a few months.I also have thinning of the bones.I am a 52 year old female. My Dr said I should go ahead with knee replacement. I trust my Dr. but am a little afraid of such a major surgery.Dr. took x-rays last office visit.
510679 tn?1265668267 Thanks so much....I have had xrays in august b4 my surdery and it revealed severe arthritis in the knee due to the men tear i had. Had a new ortho dr appt on thurday and he gave me another steriod injection, which gave me very very severe pain and burning this time but hasnt helped at all. He has ordered me to have extensive PT for months to see if that will strengthen knee back up. I have arthritis , chondromalacia, crepitus, patellar sublaxation, and had a lateral release.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with Osteo arthritis and my right knee is bone on bone - however I seem to have severe leg problems even though my knee rarely hurts. Also my lower pain constantly hurts. I can not walk a half block nor stand for more than 5 minutes, my legs burn and ache constantly and I have no leg strength. No one else I know has these problems with the arthritis - aches and pains yes - but they can walk - I can barely walk and it hurts to do so. No pain medications even ease the pain.
Avatar f tn I have tried many other anti infams and have also had the full series of epidural spinal injections and full series of Suprytz knee injections...I had protein level blood testing to rule out polymyalgia rheumattica ( which it did ) ...I am a 67 year old female and up until one year ago have been vey active and looking forward to do a lot of traveling in the next few years....The pain came on suddenly and I was finally giving up hope of finding an answer to my problems...
Avatar f tn Greetings, This post may be to late to be of benefit but for several years I have benefited from Hyaluronic acid (Synvisc, Hyalgan, Orthovisc) injections into the base of my thumbs (Basal thumb arthritis). Typically, I need injections every 6 to 8 months. Sometimes sooner and once in a while one or the other thumb will not require treatment for twelve months or longer.
Avatar n tn I have had extreme knee pain (to the point where I can now barely walk as it is), and I don't know what the problem is. In March 2008, I had an operation to help remove a torn miniscus, and the pain went away after physical therapy. Now it's back (been back for about 5 months), and in BOTH knees now, rather than just one. Went back to the same doctor that did the operation, and he gave me some anti-inflammatories that worked for a week then quit working.
Avatar n tn I have bad arthritis in my knee. My ortho doc (after MRI) says I tore the meniscus but he thinks arthroscopy is a waste of my time and money since I have such thin cartilage. He took all the fluid out and injected me with cortisone earlier today. The pain is unbearable and the swelling is coming back already. Has anyone had torn meniscus with advanced arthritis and had sucess with arthroscopy. He says I am not ready yet for knee replacement.
Avatar m tn Thanks Doc, the way the doctor that does the injections said to me, that the more I worked my knee and the nature of my job that I may need further synvisc injections possiblly every 6 months. Which to me was quite concerning. Considering the fact a number of GPs and other professionals have said it's only a band aid really for my left knee. Which made me wonder, how much further damage I could be doing to my knee joint after having synvisc?
Avatar n tn Is it true that nothing can be done, other than what my orthopedic surgeon told me - injections until I need a knee replacement? Is there nothing that can help them actually heal, or that can at least kill the pain? The cortisone injection I had when I received this dx (a wk ago Fri) did absolutely *nothing* for my knee - it hurts worse every day, & it's really got me worried & frightened. Any suggestions or input is welcomed.
Avatar f tn Thank you for the info, Abhijeet. I suspected as much and will probably go forward with replacement eventually.
Avatar m tn Hello! I'm 14 and I've been having knee pain for 2 years. One doctor told me it's growing pains but I don't really believe it, becuase I don't grow much anymore. The second doctor told me it's because I don't have enough synovial fluid in my knee joints and he offered me injections. I don't know what to do. What if there's something else that causes this pain? I've also got knock knees. Can this be the problem? Please help me!
Avatar f tn I've been told I have arthritis of the patella. The first time was six years ago. I described burning pain then. I still have it now. I have had synvistic injections with success but the doctor who gave them to me retired and now I was given eulasta and it has done nothing. I was told the burning was from my neuropathy. Has anyone else experienced the burning pain who does not have neuropathy? barb 64 http://www.*************.
565899 tn?1216591914 The doctor gave me a steriod shot in the knee joint. I now have no pain. My right knee also has arthritis, have had surgery to remove cist on knee cap 7 yrs ago . Knee is now better. I recently had pain in right hip and numbness and tingling in thigh. Orthopedic surgeon diagnosed bursitis and I had a steriod shot in the right hip 2 wks ago. The pain is getting better. Have you tried steriod injections in the joint? This seems to help a lot.
Avatar f tn He discovered that I had no cartlige and it was completely eaten up with arthritis among other things. I was told I needed a knee replacement but didnt want to do it at my age. I was wondering if there was anyone who has had one at an early age because I would like my quality of life now due to the fact that I have 3 kids who need me now more than at age 60. Can someone give me feedback on this subject?
Avatar n tn I have been given a prescription for Synvisc injections into the intra-articular area of the right ankle, most of the information I have read has been about injections into the knee, do you have any information on the success of this treatment for arthritis pain?
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn thought I hyperexteneded my knee but now synvisc 1 shot may be the culprit. Waiting for xray results, wearing knee brace. Any thoughts?
Avatar f tn I was recently diagnosed with arthritis in my Right knee. I am 34 years old and was wondering if there is anything I can do for it and my back. A Doctor I saw in PA said they will not do anything for my knee because I am to young. I was told to just quit walking up or down hills and steps.(at the time I lived in the Mountains of PA in a Cape cod style house. So that was a little hard. Plus I have 2 kids. 12 and 8.) I have just moved to a 1 floor house in FL and the pain is worse sometimes.
Avatar m tn Nothing I have done seems to improve my flexibility or the soreness. I know there is minimal arthritis behind the knee cap which may be some of the contributing factors. I am feeling a bit frustrated that I am not progressing any faster and thinking I may need another MRI to see if there is another tear maybe? What is the normal healing time for this kind of injury and what more could I do?