Unloader brace for Osteoarthritis

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  • Brenda Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 158 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Pueblo co
    10
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Doctor/Care Giver Alex Romero
    • 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? All the time
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • knee injury in an accident or fall Yes, over 5 years ago
    • 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 Back of the knee
    • 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
      Swimming, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Other, Stretching, Weight loss, Physical Therapy, Ice, Chiropractor,
      Not Improved
      Unloader brace, Orthotics, Gabapentin, Narcotics, Support brace, Viscosupplementation Injection,
      Worsened
      Walking/Hiking

    Having trouble walking at all..only time not in pain is when I'm laying down


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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
    • 145 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Jamaica NY
    30
    Oct2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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? 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
      Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Support brace, Unloader brace
      Improved
      Supplements, Narcotics, Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Acupuncture, TENS/Electrical Stimulation,
      Not Improved
      Weight loss, Gabapentin, Other,

    Can't move around as you like excerise two times a week


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  • Anonymous Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 230 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Houston Texas
    26
    Oct2018
    • 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 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? Distressing
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Does your knee swell Yes, just a little
    • knee pain going down the stairs Distressing
    • Knee pain going up the stairs Distressing
    • 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 Somewhat

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Narcotics
      Not Improved
      PEMF Therapy, Swimming, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Gabapentin, Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, Unloader brace, Massage, Ice, Physical Therapy,
      Worsened