Taping for Osteoarthritis

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  • Anonymous Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 327 lbs
    • 5' 11"
    • Louisville KY
    21
    May2019
    • 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 2
    • 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
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Does your knee swell Yes, just a little
    • knee pain going down the stairs Mild
    • Knee pain going up the stairs Discomforting
    • Knee pain location Back of the knee
    • 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

      Almost Cured
      Improved
      Supportive Shoes, Weight loss,
      Not Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Taping, Ice,
      Worsened
      Support brace

    I had surgery on my right knee a total knee replacement
    last year on 5/23/2017, they wanted to do surgery on my left knee now,
    I found out I had a torn rotary cup and a torn bicep had surgery September 15 2019, January 23 2018 I started getting the jel injection in my left knee for 5week after that they give me a time release injection it's good for 6 months olny,
    Now I'm trying turmeric curcumin 500mg Ginger extract 5 mg it ok plus I'm still ice and heat, I'm doing to strengthen exercise you sent me except water exercise won't start it up again till March now it's to cold


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  • Olivia Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 262 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Birmingham, al
    20
    May2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Greg Eudy
    • 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? Somewhat
    • 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, just a little
    • 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 Distressing
    • Knee pain while squatting Distressing
    • Knee give way, give out or feel unstable A little bit

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Gabapentin, Narcotics, Weight loss, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Support brace, Supportive Shoes, Taping, Ice, Orthotics, Physical Therapy,
      Not Improved
      Supplements, Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate
      Worsened
      Walking/Hiking

    The stretching on this program and shoe inserts have helped a lot.


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  • Judy Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 211 lbs
    • 4' 9"
    • Byesville ohio
    14
    May2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Brauch
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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? Somewhat
    • Chronicity 18+ 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 Inside the knee (toward the other leg)
    • Pain extend below the knee to the calf or shin areas Discomforting
    • Knee pain while squatting Horrible
    • Knee give way, give out or feel unstable Quite a bit

    Treatment Ratings

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

    I rarely get out, and when I do I am sitting rest of 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 ba