... owed up on these films. I've been taking 800mg. of Mortin , and then the Dr. changed me to Vioxx. Nothing seemd to help much, so now he wants to do a series of 3 shots of Synvisc in the knee joint and see if that helps. I did have 1 cortisone shot several months ago and that helped just for a bit... ... (3 replies)
... I have recently started the Synvisc shots via my arthritis clinic. I am taking a series of 3 shots each knee, one week apart, for three straight weeks. I have made it through two weeks thus far. ... (1 replies)
Yes, severe pain in our knee's is HORRID.
When I was only in my early 20's, I could no longer squat and get up without
grimacing with pain from my knee's.
Well, then I lived in the North West which is famous for damp, and wet weather which gives young people arthritis at a young age. But....heck.
I have compassion for your issues for sure.
I cannot speak for you... (8 replies)
... gave me a cortisone shot and that didn't work. I then saw an orthopedic surgeon who had one of his PA's give me three "synvisc" shots and they didn't work either. ... (8 replies)
... The theory on these shots is that the joint fluid gets very thin and acidic with OA and that by replacing it with a thicker, ph balanced fluid, it makes the knee far less painfu. ... (3 replies)
... Mild to moderate knee arthritis can be treated with several different medications, including a few medications that can be injected into the knee joint. The two most common types of injections are Synvisc (also sold under the name Hyalgan) and Cortisone. I believe the Cortisone is the most popular.
Best wishes and good luck...JJ...:wave: (3 replies)
... ok thanks. I go this friday for the Synvisc series again. They are amazing in how they help. ... (4 replies)
... to the joint I guess. Last time they put it into the outside of my knees and it helped enormously for about 3 months. I have used Synvisc for several years but the cortisone really helped. ... (4 replies)
... I had cortisone shots in my knees several times, but dont know what kind it was. My insurance paid a portion, I think. I have terrible insurance, so I'm sure they didnt pay it all. ... (10 replies)
... Sadoo, thanks for reporting back! I was thinking about you Wed. and hoping it went OK. My Dr. offered Lidocaine to deaden the shots going in, but I don't like to take that particular drug as it gives me a very rapid heart rate, and I find that sensation more uncomfortable than the needle stick. The improvement with me was very gradual, and as I said, it didn't cure it, but it... (10 replies)
... Thank you so much for this post. My doctor recommended it for my knee pain about a month ago but didn't give me much hope that it would help. After reading your post, I called to make an appointment for next week to start the shots. If it helped you, it just might help me. I am going to think positive. Sadoo (10 replies)
... I just wanted to report my experience with Synvisc in case anyone else is thinking about it. I had the series of 3 Synvisc in my very bad right knee in Oct. ... (10 replies)
... I have had "2 different sets" of Synvisc in my knee, but the first "set of shots" helped but NO relief with the "second set of shots". I had the second set about a year after the first set. ... (3 replies)
... see a little difference but not enough that I can walk without a knee brace. No one has suggested surgery because I did not tear anything. I might ask for the synvisc shots next time. ... (9 replies)
... revealed after an MRI, I had the SynVisc injections in that knee. At that time you got three shots, each one about 2 weeks apart. They helped. ... (3 replies)
... but not the newer Euflexa. I had a reaction so bad to Synvisc that I had to leave our vacation early and go home to get it repeatedly drained out and cortisone put in. ... (4 replies)
... What joints are hurting you the most at this point? Has anyone mentioned getting shots of Synvisc or Hyalgan or(shoot....senior moment and I forgot the name of the other one).
hugs.........Jenny (4 replies)
... her types of hyraluronic injections are usually given for OA of the knee joint and not just the knee cap so I wonder if they'd give it too. The theory behind the shots is that OA and the crumbling of the joint cartilage eventually causes the joint fluid to become thin and acidic. By replacing this fluid, it soothes the joint. ... (4 replies)
... and they worked very well. And the shots aren't that bad. ... (5 replies)
... to say this but there is not a lot they can do. It sounds like you have gotten quite a bit of treatment so far. They only think I didn't see listed it cortozone shots and perhaps some synvisc injections. To tell you the truth it will have to get a whole lot worse before they can do surgery etc. ... (10 replies)