Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis

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  • Anonymous Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 240 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Winter Haven Florida
    19
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • knee injury in an accident or fall Yes, over 5 years ago
    • Repeat injury? No
    • 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? Quite a bit
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Does your knee swell Not at all
    • knee pain going down the stairs Discomforting
    • Knee pain going up the stairs Discomforting
    • Knee pain location Inside the knee (toward the other leg)
    • Pain extend below the knee to the calf or shin areas No pain
    • Knee pain while squatting Discomforting
    • Knee give way, give out or feel unstable Quite a bit

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Other, Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, Viscosupplementation Injection, Support brace, Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation,

    Can't stand or walk a length of time. Knee hurts constantly.


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  • Terresa Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 240 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Coos Bay Oregon
    18
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Waterfall Clinic
    • 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? Quite a bit
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • knee injury in an accident or fall No
    • Does your knee swell Yes a lot
    • knee pain going down the stairs Horrible
    • Knee pain going up the stairs Horrible
    • Knee pain location Inside the knee (toward the other leg)
    • Pain extend below the knee to the calf or shin areas Distressing
    • Knee pain while squatting Horrible
    • Knee give way, give out or feel unstable Quite a bit

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Narcotics,
      Not Improved
      Swimming, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Walking/Hiking,
      Worsened
      Chiropractor, Acupuncture,

    I have no personal relationships due to pain and limitations. I have shrunk 2 inches in height to date. My quality of life is so limited. I am not able to maintain as I use to.


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  • Anonymous Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 245 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • New York
    17
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Number of Surgeries 2
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Excruciating

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, Support brace, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy,
      Worsened
      Acupuncture, Supplements, Walking/Hiking,

    Can't walk


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  • Anonymous Osteoarthritis

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 309 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • Sherman tx
    14
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • knee injury in an accident or fall No
    • Repeat injury? No
    • 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? A little bit
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • Does your knee swell Yes a lot
    • knee pain going down the stairs Distressing
    • Knee pain going up the stairs Distressing
    • Knee pain location Knee front
    • Pain extend below the knee to the calf or shin areas Discomforting
    • Knee pain while squatting Discomforting
    • Knee give way, give out or feel unstable Somewhat

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Support brace,
      Not Improved
      Cortisone Injection, Acupuncture, Weight loss, TENS/Electrical Stimulation

    No


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  • Roberta Osteoarthritis

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 260 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Winterset,Iowa
    09
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • 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? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Ice, Cortisone Injection, Acupuncture, Chiropractor, Support brace, TENS/Electrical Stimulation,
      Not Improved
      Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate

    Stiffness


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  • Anonymous Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 300 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Maryland
    08