Knee pain injections

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1083310 tn?1260107282 It helped almost immediately with the pain and ability to move it. I also have had them for pain in my hip and in my knee for osteoarthritis. All have worked very well. I had Synvisc in my knee twice. The first time it was like the difference between night and day. It helped with the pain (I have osteoarthritis in knee) and made movement tons easier. It worked well for over 6 months.
Avatar f tn It has been almost three months and I am still in so much pain. I also had the synvisc injections, cortisone injections, arthroscopy twice and my dr said the only cure was the knee replacement, bone on bone etc. When I think about the pain I was in then and the pain I am in now I think the old pain wasnt so bad.
Avatar n tn For my third injection he seemed to hit the same spot as in the first and second series. I did NOT get the calf pain and it did help my knee pain. This is just a guess on my part, but I think if the doctor does not inject it into the correct spot that it goes into the muscles and not the joint.
Avatar n tn I had my first series of synvisc injections in1998 .they greatly reduced my pain prior to a full knee replacement.The other knee bothered me and i had injections I think 1999. they worked for about 18 months.I then had another series and have not had any further problems with the knee.I have been taking glucosamine chondroitin since 1984.It did not help the left knee before surgery,but it greatly helped the movement and eliminated the pain in my hands until this past winter.
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 f tn but I have fistulas in my posterior patellas. Surgery is on the horizon for me too. So my heart goes out to you. Knee pain is a horrible condition to have to live with day after day. In my experience the steroid injections aren't really painful. None of us have found it so. However they are not "fun" either. Success rates in reducing pain does the length of time the injections are effective.
Avatar m tn I just finished the third set of injections; you will feel some pain during the injection into the knee. The cold numbing spry helps when then injection starts, however you feel a slight amount of pain from the pressure of the fluid passing into the knee, the pain goes away pretty fast. If you need fluid removed from the knee this is unpleasant. Extra fluid in the knee makes it hard to bend and causes additional pain.
Avatar m tn I had the arthroscopy on the 30/11/2010 and have done much rehabilitation with Hydro and gym exercises(3-5 times a week) but the left knee still has pain on the underside of the knee cap and inside area. Pain is at a level 3 and once being used(exercising,walking,bending) quickly raises to a level 6 pain in these areas.Also I have sharp stabbing pains on & off in the lower inside area to a pain level 8 enough to stop me in my tracks with no prior warning signs before this happens.
Avatar f tn Hello Bon, Welcome to the Pain Mangement forum. I am glad that you have found us. However I am sorry to heat about your knee pain. "Bad knees" run in my family and I understand how painful and debilitating knee pain can be. Has cortisone been effective for you in the past? If it has not been they usually won't repeat them. As Sandee said the general rule is 3 in a year but I have know physicians that will perform 4.
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 m tn Used supartz injections for 4-5 years. Kept me from TKR in right knee that long. Still need partial knee replacement in left, but injections allowed me to function along with painkillers for bad days. As a serious cyclist, I was able to pedal 2000 miles + per season. Walking and standing better immediately after injections, not as good 5 to 6 months down the road as supartz works itself out of bursa and is absorbed back into the body. I plan on continuing the injections in my left knee.
Avatar f tn I have had about 3 different series of injections in my knee which has severe osteoarthritis. Two series were Synvisc; one was Suparts. None of these has provided significant relief of pain or increased mobility. I have always had these injections done in the doctor's office. I have been reading on the internet that about 25% of these injections go into the fatty tissue and do not give maximum relief.
Avatar n tn Hi all. I was doing some online searching for possible causes of my knee pain and stumbled on this site. I'm hoping someone might have some insight. I received a cortisone injection a couple of weeks ago in my left heel for plantar faciitis. Since then, I've developed a somewhat sharp pain in my right knee making it somewhat hard to walk or bend. I've had no injury to my knee and never really had knee pain before.
Avatar f tn The doctor injected me in my right knee joint and I thought I would die from the pain. The left knee joint was not as painful. After I felf pain relief. However, when I awoke yesterday both my knees where the injection was given , as I bent my knee, felt crackly. The right knee now "catches" as I walk-almost like something got dislodged. What is going on? I will see my doctor Monday cause he was not in. I am afraid to get the other injections now.
Avatar m tn Pain, swelling, popping sound in the knee could be due to arthritis, as it is the most common cause of pain in the knee after recurrent injuries to the knee. Burning, tingling and radiation of the pain to the hip and ankle relates to compression of nerve. I would suggest that you visit a orthopedician and get x-ray and MRI of the knee to confirm with the diagnosis. All the best.
Avatar f tn The pain in my right knee os completely gone again. It can tqke up to a month after the injections to work. When the pain didn't go away in my left knee doctor ordered an MRI. I have a torn meniscus. So it won't work for that. I would recommend that you suould get the injections of you can find a doctor to do it. My doctor had to order the ORTHOVISC from the manufacturer for me. I wonder if you can find a doc to order it for you and then give when they come in.
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 was not prepared for this, as my knees actually fell worse than the pain I had before. To all who have had these injections before, did you find the pain or feeling was different than before?It's been just 30 days since my first injection and 10 days since my last one. I am wondering that once this fluid wears off in 6-12 months, does the knee go back to how it use to be, or is the the body no longer capable of making it's own synvovial fluid?
Avatar n tn I am not sure if what I had is the same as synvisc injections, I had the gel injections in my knee, a series of 3 over 3 weeks. The first one I had was painful, so I insisted that my ortho doctor did the next one, not an assistant! I explained that it was very painful and he used a spray to numb my knee and he used a lot of it! I barely felt anything with the 2nd and 3rd injection. Although, I did not get any releif and ended up having total knee replacement.
Avatar n tn This woman told her that after she had received her injections, her knee pain was gone, and it had been about a year or so. So, my friend, who had been going frequently for cortisone injections, opted for Synvisc. After her three shots she was feeling GREAT, and she has not had pain for a year now. She has not required further injections. I also know a man who had it done two months ago, and is doing great.
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?
1850203 tn?1325253608 If anti-inflammatory medications are not able to take care of the pain, then draining the fluid is an option. Often corticosteroid injections are given at the same time. Patients remain symptoms free for varying periods of time ranging from few days to year or more. Do consult an orthopedic specialist at the earliest. Take care!
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.
510679 tn?1265668267 post op surgery in august 2009(lateral release, torn meniscus repair and scraping of knee to get arthrtiis cleaned out), still no better actually more pain since but different pain. I am in severe pain most days dr wont give me no pain meds, i have tried ibuprofen so much to the point my stomach burns, so that is out. Tylenol, aleve doesnt help. I got an appt to a new dr tomorrow, so maybe he can help..was just wondering if anyone had any advice on injections..etc..