Osteoarthritis and knee injections

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Avatar m tn / I knew my condition was bad b/c of the amount of pain I am in but wasn't expecting that especially @ 32 with a 4 yr old and 7 month old!! Anyways, he adviced pain meds and synvisc-one injections until we couldn't control the pain enough. I tried the injections. I won't lie the are a bit painful. My right one was just uncomfortable. The left one hurt way worse. I have no idea why but it even swelled up and I had to stay off it about 24 hours b/c of all the fluid on it.
529224 tn?1400651819 I've had one knee replacement in 2011 - I'm 65 now. The other knee was about to be replaced in 2012 and an emergency came in and my OP was postponed.I took up hill walking, despite it hurt, aquafit twice a week and swimming lengths (not breaststroke!) - which my consultant had suggested before first knee OP, and my knee (despite being in a worse arthritic state than the first knee before OP!) improved - I don't have pain, or instability anymore!
Avatar n tn My 81 year old father received Orthovisc injections in his knee for osteoarthritis. Shortly after receiving his series of shots, he began experiencing pain and swelling in his calf muscle. The pain has been so intense that he can barely walk and is now receiving physical therapy. Has anyone else experienced a similar side effect? If so, how long before you got relief from the problem and what did you do to recover?
1083310 tn?1260110882 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. However, on the second injection I became allergic to it and my leg from just about two inches above my ankle to about 4 inches above my knee swelled so much the skin was more than taunt and it was red. (Can't have anymore of the synvisc.) Trying to hold off on knee replacement as long as I can.
Avatar f tn It has been recommended to have Arthroscopic surgery or total knee replacement by my doctor but I am only 56 and they don't really want to do it unless absolute necessary. They want me to wait as long as possible! They aren't having the pain that I am having or seem to understand how this has effected my daily life. Anyone have any suggestions? I would really appreciate them! Thanks!
Avatar n tn to the injection and should probably use a different product next time. I wonder if these injections can be put in the wrong place in the knee area and that might cause pain. Her pain and swelling have lessened somewhat, but she is still restricted in her activities. Any thoughts?
1175033 tn?1492204828 It's very possible that your hip deformity is the source of your other aches and pains. It throws off your gait and your spinal alignment, causing pain and stress in other parts of your body. Ask for a referral to a pain management specialist. These lovely people are willing to try a wide variety of methods to help you with your pain, which your doctor may be unaware of or reluctant to try.
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 m tn Hi, I'm an extremely active 26 year old male, and I recently had my fourth knee surgery (third on left knee). The prior surgeries had all been to my medial mensicus, and this fourth surgery was to remove a condral defect I had on the left knee. My doctor told me he saw some roughing of the cartilege. Subsequently, the worst of my pain is gone and my strength is very good, but I still experience fairly considerable pain when most of my weight is on one leg and I bend.
1378884 tn?1315509445 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. Usually wake up fine ( as fine as a 55 year old can be) and by the end of day or frequent use (walking/weight lifting) I am in extreme pain and no flexibility. My Doc had me try some Celebrex which took the edge off the pain and allowed me to be more active but I was far from pain free. Going in for an MRI.
Avatar n tn Did your doctor prescribe the ibuprofen? Have you talked to your doctor since the symptoms spread and worsened? Your doctor may be able to prescribe a stronger dose, a different NSAID, or give you injections to help with the pain. OA is a degenerative disease and, at this time, there is nothing to stop it from advancing. The best thing you can do is maintain a proper weight and exercise but don't over use damaged joints.
7486852 tn?1410355784 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.
Avatar n tn 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?
1459410 tn?1285698605 My mom was debilitated by it and on my dad's side, I had two aunts crippled by it. I'm 48 now and have it in my hands, hips, knee, back and ankle. The worst is my hand. I won't go into too much detail as it's a very long story but I think I have the details in my profile. Six years ago my hands started getting bad. I did cortisone shots, medication and ended up doing a joint replacement in my left hand (at the thumb joint), which failed.
1069378 tn?1255218732 , but my knee never healed and in fact the pain has spread to other parts of my knee and my knee swells very easily when I do anything (upright, sitting, sleeping). The MRI shows that my lateral meniscus is torn again and x-rays show I have osteoarthritis. One of the orthopedic surgeons I saw suggested trying Synvisc injections before resorting to surgery, especially since the surgery will involve removing the rest of my lateral meniscus which will in turn worsen the osteoarthritis.
Avatar n tn I started to have knee injections, once a year, for my OA. It seemed to help until the third year, then I was given Synvisc. I am on my second round of Synvisc along with an injection of Kenalog for bursitis pain in legs. I have just been given my second shot and will receive one more next week. My question is I have been having the butterfly rash since all this started a few years ago., I have been diagnosed as rosacia.
Avatar n tn Are there any adverse reactions to this procedure? Is it safe? I receive cortisone and Euflexxa injections in my knee ( Bone on bone- but trying to postpone replacement surgery ) Will these two procedure interfere with each other? Is that too much cortisonein my body all at once? Timing of injections is staggered. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/501728'>LUMBAR SPINE MRI</a>.
Avatar f tn 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. My left knee joint has collapsed and the right one is heading for collapse. Can you tell me if Avascular Necrosis is a form of Arthritis?
Avatar f tn I have had synvisc injections and they help tremendously-was diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Will need a knee replacement in the future. At times, during the night when I am laying on my side with my knees slightly bent and together, I get a horrible burning pain where my knees are touching. It lasts for quite some time, then eventually goes away, but if I lay like that again it returns. Any ideas/suggestions? It happened last night and the burning was almost unbearable.
Avatar f tn 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 Hello! 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!
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar f tn 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>.
Avatar f tn I think what you might be referring to is Synvisc. 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.
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?
1718062 tn?1309024539 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. I am very limited on my activity and I can tell when I am starting to hurt. For the last two weeks, For the past three weeks, I have had severe pain in both of my knees. I have had to limit my activity to just the physical therapy exercises I learned.
Avatar n tn Im a 44 year old male and ive had two knee surg.in the past for miniscus tears .the seconed surg the dr removed 60% of my miniscus and 90% of cartalage from my knee cap i have been back working for about a year and a half now and i am having extreem pain when putting weight on it .i am scheduled for cinvisc injections but i am concerned if i may have further injured it due to the work i do . i am a food service driver and unload 17,000 pounds a day and work an avg of 14 hours a day .
Avatar m tn Steroid injections should start giving some relief in couple of days and if there is no relief in a week’s time you can try some other method like viscosupplementation if you are suffering from osteoarthritis. You can also take NSAIDs intermittently and apply ice packs also. Discuss with an orthopedician. Take care!
Avatar n tn Hello I'm 17 years old and any help is greatly appreciated I was at this party about 7 months ago and i had too much to drink and fell on my knee Since I have been unable to apply pressure to my left knee while bending - without feeling pain - Bending my knee isn't a problem as long as i don't put my weight on it - The pain i'm feeling is just underneath the knee cap. I've been to an " knee specialist " and he gave me these 2 injections which were supposed to help .
Avatar n tn If the MRI is clear then the knee pain and swelling can be due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout or due to bursitis. You must get blood tests done to rule out rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Also, to reduce pain and swelling you can try: ice packs, steroids injections, knee caps and braces, pain killers, ultrasound therapy, wax therapy, physiotherapy etc. Please discuss the other physiotherapy methods that can be used and whether steroid injections will help you. Take care!