Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis

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  • Napua Osteoarthritis

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 288 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • California
    16
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • 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

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Weight loss, Walking/Hiking
      Not Improved
      Acupuncture, Supportive Shoes, Support brace

    Went i walk for a long time my knee start getting hurt..if i don't take 2 alive hr before my walking my knees hurt so bad


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  • Anonymous Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 223 lbs
    • Lakeland fl
    12
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • knee injury in an accident or fall Yes, in the last 1 year
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • 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? Distressing
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Does your knee swell Yes, just a little
    • knee pain going down the stairs Horrible
    • Knee pain going up the stairs Horrible
    • Knee pain location Outside the knee (toward leg exterior)
    • 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 A little bit

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Ice, Acupuncture, Chiropractor, Support brace, Stretching, Yoga, TENS/Electrical Stimulation,

    It bothers me all the time both knees.


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  • Anonymous Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 206 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Honolulu Hawaii
    11
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 8+ 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? 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? Horrible

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Cortisone Injection, Chiropractor, Supportive Shoes, Support brace,
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Ice, Acupuncture, Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate

    Horrible, stopped karate and surfing, went to ER twice this year, and my family doctor 3 times


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  • Linda Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 120 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • San Jacinto California
    10
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • 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

      Improved
      Medical Marijuana
      Not Improved
      Swimming, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Gabapentin, Narcotics, Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, Support brace, Acupuncture, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,

    I had a routine knee surgery in 2010 and the doctor broke me femur. I am in pain 24/7


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  • Tony Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 250 lbs
    • 6' 2"
    • Amherst, New York
    08
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • knee injury in an accident or fall No
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 3
    • 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? Horrible
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Does your knee swell Yes, just a little
    • knee pain going down the stairs Discomforting
    • Knee pain going up the stairs Distressing
    • 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 Mild
    • Knee give way, give out or feel unstable A little bit

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Not Improved
      Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, Viscosupplementation Injection, Unloader brace, Support brace, Acupuncture, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy,
      Worsened

    I have severe osteoarthritis and am bone on bone in both knees. Bi-lateral knee replacement is recommended by my orthopedic surgeon. I’d prefer something non-invasive, like stem cell treatments.


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  • Anonymous Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 150 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Lost Creek WV
    31
    Oct2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • 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

      Almost Cured
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation
      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Swimming, Ice,