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    • Knee injections

      So for a couple years now I've been getting knee injections about every 6 months apart. The idea is it's replacing the senovial fluid that lubracates the knee. It's reported it doesn't work for everyone, but thus far it's working for me and the good days vs.bad days seem less. Some of you will take solace knowing it hurts like a mofo for a few days, and that there's nothing quite like having a long thick needle jammed into your knee joint...right up there with root canal! The med I use is called "Synvisc One" that is to say it's one injection of 6 cc. Per knee, there is another type I've also used where by you get 3 injection (per knee/2 cc.) over the coarse of as many weeks...it seemed like less stress on the knee as far as volume goes, but the anxiety and 3 co-pays had me rethinking this one...the name of it escapes me just now.

      ...today was an injection day,
      Somamabitch!
      Good day :)

      The post was edited 2 times, last by Socks ().

    • Both knees are injected?

      At least there's a remedy for you despite the discomfort.

      Try to get ahold of a couple of Gatoraide type bottles prior to the next injection. Using one will save at least two daily relief trips.

      Hope you recover quickly.

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    • Dan76 wrote:

      Both knees are injected?

      At least there's a remedy for you despite the discomfort.

      Try to get ahold of a couple of Gatoraide type bottles prior to the next injection. Using one will save at least two daily relief trips.

      Hope you recover quickly.
      Yup, both knees, and yup two pee bottles is a must for this old prostate...little stiff today, gotta push on through and keep movin' thanks Dan
    • mental note wrote:

      Dan76 wrote:

      Both knees are injected?

      At least there's a remedy for you despite the discomfort.

      Try to get ahold of a couple of Gatoraide type bottles prior to the next injection. Using one will save at least two daily relief trips.

      Hope you recover quickly.
      Yup, both knees, and yup two pee bottles is a must for this old prostate...little stiff today, gotta push on through and keep movin' thanks Dan
      I hope today is better.
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    • TrafficJam wrote:

      mental note wrote:

      Dan76 wrote:

      Both knees are injected?

      At least there's a remedy for you despite the discomfort.

      Try to get ahold of a couple of Gatoraide type bottles prior to the next injection. Using one will save at least two daily relief trips.

      Hope you recover quickly.
      Yup, both knees, and yup two pee bottles is a must for this old prostate...little stiff today, gotta push on through and keep movin' thanks Dan
      I hope today is better.
      thanks, I'm back in action...this time round hasn't been as bad as in the past.
    • Sorry to hear that Sock's

      Have you been checked for a meniscus tear? This is a common injury to the cartilage that stabilizes and cushions the knee joint. The type of the tear can determine whether your tear can be repaired. Radial tears sometimes can be repaired, depending on where they are located.
      Be wise enough to walk away from the nonsense around you! :thumbup:
    • for the last 3 months my knee hurts more than my back :( so i saw the knee doc today.

      knee replacement is in my future at some point; doc said i could do it now if i wanted. too soon for that; going to try physical therapy and shots. no restrictions -- doc says i'll know when to stop and i've already figured that out. doc says physical therapy using weights is 1,000 times more important than the shots.

      in keeping with the title of this thread i got my first ever cortisone shot in my knee. feels better; i'll go for a walk tomorrow and that will be the first real test.

      if the cortisone doesn't help he said they are other things they can inject.
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    • max.patch wrote:

      jimmyjam wrote:

      Pre knee surgery they injected me me with a blend of cortisone and something else. I felt like I could dance down the stairs when I left.
      i know; i was surprised that the effect of the shot was almost instantaneous.
      just like oiling a squeaky hinge!! The size of the needle used is a little scary.
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    • jimmyjam wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      jimmyjam wrote:

      Pre knee surgery they injected me me with a blend of cortisone and something else. I felt like I could dance down the stairs when I left.
      i know; i was surprised that the effect of the shot was almost instantaneous.
      just like oiling a squeaky hinge!! The size of the needle used is a little scary.
      That's why I always close my eyes, no matter the size of the needle. The Phlebotomist always asks "Are you OK". I always say "Yes as long as I keep my eyes closed". When in college I was a bio and chem major, which means I took all the same classes as the pre-med students. People always asked me why I wasn't a pre-med (i.e. intended to apply to med school). I always said I'm glad someone wants to be a doctor, but it wasn't me. I was way too squeamish to handle needles, blood, guts, and other disgusting bodily fluids. So I went to grad school in Biochemistry at the Plant Research Lab, figuring that would be a good way to avoid blood and needles. Ironically, I ended up working on the only plant that actually has blood.

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    • I guess all this hiking, and other activities, are wearing out our bodies.
      I put up with some near constant aches and pains. My job doesn't help any either, I often wind up in odd positions that stress body parts or handle very heavy parts. But all the activity sure beats being a couch potato
    • Astro wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      jimmyjam wrote:

      Pre knee surgery they injected me me with a blend of cortisone and something else. I felt like I could dance down the stairs when I left.
      i know; i was surprised that the effect of the shot was almost instantaneous.
      The only problem is "WHEN" it wears off. :D
      and that's a big unknown. the shot wears off at different rates for different people.
      could last months.
      could last weeks.
      could last days.
      no matter when it wears off -- have to wait at least 3 months between shots.

      i walked 2 miles today without pain. gonna bump it up a little more tomorrow.
      2,000 miler
    • max.patch wrote:

      Astro wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      jimmyjam wrote:

      Pre knee surgery they injected me me with a blend of cortisone and something else. I felt like I could dance down the stairs when I left.
      i know; i was surprised that the effect of the shot was almost instantaneous.
      The only problem is "WHEN" it wears off. :D
      and that's a big unknown. the shot wears off at different rates for different people.could last months.
      could last weeks.
      could last days.
      no matter when it wears off -- have to wait at least 3 months between shots.

      i walked 2 miles today without pain. gonna bump it up a little more tomorrow.
      Walking anywhere without pain is AMAZING!
      Be wise enough to walk away from the nonsense around you! :thumbup: