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  • Anonymous Knee Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 156 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Lawrence, kansas
    07
    Jul2020
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Knee pain going up the stairs Discomforting
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries 4+
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • knee injury in an accident or fall Yes, in the last 1-5 years
    • Does your knee swell Yes, just a little
    • knee pain going down the stairs Discomforting
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Knee pain location Inside the knee (toward the other leg)
    • Pain extend below the knee to the calf or shin areas Discomforting
    • Knee pain while squatting Mild
    • Knee give way, give out or feel unstable Somewhat
    • Marital Status Single
    • Employment Status Other
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use None
    • Pain level (1-10) 1
    • Pain areas Inside right knee, Back of right knee

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Weight loss, Unloader brace,
      Improved
      Walking/Hiking, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Gabapentin, Physical Therapy, Support brace, Supportive Shoes, Ice, Home Exercise Program,
      Not Improved
      Viscosupplementation Injection,

    This is my 4th ACL tear in 25 years, all have been in adulthood. After this recent one it was suggested I have further evaluation for a connective tissue disorder. It turns out I have a disorder which significantly reduced the chances of any ACL surgery every working. As a result of the surgeries, I have developed severe osteoarthritis. I am in a brace and suffer from horrible knee pain. I have done visco supplements, and a genicular nerve block. I am currently in a physical therapy program and pursuing a knee replacement.


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  • Judy Knee Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 180 lbs
    • 4' 9"
    • Byesville ohio
    31
    Jan2020
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Brauch
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Somewhat
    • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
    • knee injury in an accident or fall Yes, in the last 1 year
    • Does your knee swell Yes a lot
    • knee pain going down the stairs Distressing
    • Knee pain going up the stairs Discomforting
    • Knee pain location Knee front
    • Pain extend below the knee to the calf or shin areas Mild
    • Knee pain while squatting Distressing
    • Knee give way, give out or feel unstable Quite a bit

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ice, Taping, Chiropractor, Supportive Shoes, Other,
      Not Improved
      Supplements, Weight loss, Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, Support brace, Orthotics,

    I rarely get out, and when I do I am sitting the rest of the day. I sometimes get so depressed. I am getting physical therapy, it helps some till I try to walk in a store. I get the 6 injections they seem to help for a couple of weeks. The steroids no longer help. I have lost 50 lbs, but see no difference, I am trying to lose 50 more as the Dr. said I needed to in order to get a replacement. I am afraid of having surgery as I never did well with anesthesia.

    Update: This is still pretty much true. The pain did get better during a 24-day stretch then returned full force, using a treatment called Stivax. I had a Supartz shot in November but it numbed for 3 days only. The main help I have received is my depression is not as bad at this time and I force myself to go out more. I do not walk a lot but trying and forcing more steps and take Advil when I do. Taping does help but I am allergic to the adhesive, the brace will not stay on my leg. I do have a good support system with my doctors and therapist.

    Update 02/19/2018 all above information continues to be the same. Winter has been very hard on joints and getting out rarely.

    12/06/2018 I am now getting knee blocks on the right leg, I received the second one today, by a Dr, Feldon at Aultman Pain Mgmt in Massillon, OH. the other approximately 2 months ago. I am hoping to get a treatment called Coolief radiation therapy. I have to ride a good distance and believe it has caused sciatica down both legs. I am back in PT and seeing my chiropractor and in severe pain with it. When getting out of recovery today I experienced a severe spasm the nurse was helping me get up and felt it happening. I screamed kind of loudly. This is the opposite leg. I have experienced bursitis in the left hip for the past 6 months as well. Dr. Huff tried an injection but did not help at all. My osteoarthritis has spread to left hand and shoulder. This Dr has me taking 1500mg of glucosamine and MSM as well as 1000 mg of turmeric. again I was not too bad until cold weather set in about 3 weeks ago.
    01/01/2019 I have a very bad time during December 2018, I had spasms in sciatic and I was not very gracious when experiencing it. I have had 2 cortisone shots one in the left upper hip and my family Dr gave at the left hip junction which has improved the pain somewhat but still running down the calf and ankle. Will continue PT and hope it stays under control. my right knee is in more pain now probably compensating for the left leg.
    1/16/2019 No improvement, spasms continue had to go to primary care she put me on the second round of prednisone plus 2 shots in different areas.

    03/08/2019 I have had 2 epidurals for left side sciatica in the last 3 weeks. After 1st surgery pain had decreased by 60% but still had a few severe nights. So far I do not know how much it has helped since still have some numbing. I was able to go out for Dr appointment with less pain and walk better today, but now the right knee is showing more pain. Never-ending.

    4/4/2019 I had double epidural higher, seems to have improved quite a bit, but they found I was in A-Fib during this procedure. so now everything is pretty much on hold just simple stretches and walking for now...

    05/15/2019 I had cardioversion last week, I seem to feel less foggy brained and less fatigued the past few days. I am having quite a bit of pain in the left shoulder that I blame on fall in March as it hurt ever since just getting worse waking me up in the night, so not sleeping well. Knee pain has lessened just not gone. I restarted exercises for legs, back just not a lot will work up to where I was, but nice I can do a few things now that I couldn't do at all for over 6 months. Until I see cardio dr no shots of any kind or pain Medication other than Tylenol which does not help me.
    06/12/2019 I am doing some better, I am having RLS at night in bed only getting a couple of hours of sleep. Still bothered by the weather a lot. But I have been able to go out to store 2x's. To me, that is an improvement. I went to the dr for left shoulder from fall in March he said I now have 2 damaged rotator cuffs.
    08/22/2019 I have improved somewhat had right knee ablation an approx month ago and shot for bursitis in front of the left hip two weeks ago. I still have to watch how I sit knee down but right now it is better by 50 % most days. having more pain with both shoulders now. Doing more exercise on them and standing on bad leg more.
    12/16/2019 I did have a great past month but all pain seems to be returning. My left hip is very sore, I was over sciatica and this started again
    Both shoulders are hurting. I have been moving about a lot more, minor cleaning. I continue all exercises but getting more painful again. I am still losing weight. I am having gastric issues now. RLS has returned using Magnesium oil which seems to help some.

    I just want to say Thank you Tessy for all the times you have encouraged me,I have enjoyed your being here for me to talk


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  • Anonymous Knee Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 205 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • wyoming
    18
    Jan2020
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • knee injury in an accident or fall No
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
    • Does your knee swell Yes, just a little
    • knee pain going down the stairs Discomforting
    • Knee pain going up the stairs Discomforting
    • Knee pain location Knee front
    • Pain extend below the knee to the calf or shin areas No pain
    • Knee pain while squatting Mild
    • Knee give way, give out or feel unstable Not at all

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Ice, Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, Weight loss, Walking/Hiking,