Unloader brace for Knee Pain

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  • Anonymous Knee Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 156 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Lawrence, kansas
    19
    May2020
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • knee pain going down 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? 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
    • knee injury in an accident or fall Yes, in the last 1-5 years
    • Does your knee swell Yes, just a little
    • Chronicity 2 - 3 Months
    • 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 Distressing
    • Knee pain while squatting Distressing
    • Knee give way, give out or feel unstable Quite a bit
    • Marital Status Single
    • Employment Status Other
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use None
    • Pain areas Right knee front

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Unloader brace
      Improved
      Gabapentin, Weight loss, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Support brace, Supportive Shoes, Ice, Physical Therapy,
      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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  • Brenda Knee Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 163 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Pueblo co
    07
    Jan2020
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Doctor/Care Giver Shawn Nakamura
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • 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
    • Chronicity 4 - 6 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 No pain
    • Knee pain going up the stairs Mild
    • Knee pain location Outside the knee (toward leg exterior)
    • Pain extend below the knee to the calf or shin areas Mild
    • Knee pain while squatting Mild
    • Knee give way, give out or feel unstable Somewhat

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Improved
      Weight loss, Narcotics, Gabapentin, Swimming, Supplements, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Other, Walking/Hiking, Physical Therapy, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Ice, Cortisone Injection,
      Not Improved
      Orthotics, Viscosupplementation Injection, Acupuncture, Support brace, Unloader brace, Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate

    I've developed a huge knot on the outside of my knee. PA ordered cupping and/or accupunture. Will do that in a few wks. In the meantime I'm massaging it and doing stretching.


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  • Larry Knee Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Male
    • 260 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Brookfield WI
    01
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • knee injury in an accident or fall No
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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? Horrible
    • Chronicity 2 - 3 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 Knee front
    • Pain extend below the knee to the calf or shin areas Horrible
    • Knee pain while squatting Discomforting
    • Knee give way, give out or feel unstable Not at all

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Ice, Massage, Support brace, Unloader brace, Weight loss, Narcotics,