Narcotics for Osteoarthritis

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  • Anonymous Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Spokane, WA
    19
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • knee injury in an accident or fall Yes, in the last 1-5 years
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • 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? Horrible
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Does your knee swell Not at all
    • knee pain going down the stairs Discomforting
    • Knee pain going up the stairs Mild
    • Knee pain location Back of the knee
    • Pain extend below the knee to the calf or shin areas No pain
    • Knee pain while squatting Distressing
    • Knee give way, give out or feel unstable A little bit

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Weight loss, Narcotics
      Not Improved
      Ice,

    Yes it affects my ability to walk without limp. Standing still hurts the most making me have to sit.


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  • EmmaJean Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 262 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    19
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 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
    • Does your knee swell Yes a lot
    • knee pain going down the stairs Distressing
    • 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 Mild
    • Knee pain while squatting Horrible
    • Knee give way, give out or feel unstable Quite a bit

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Orthotics, Supplements, Cortisone Injection, Supportive Shoes, Narcotics,
      Not Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Weight loss, Viscosupplementation Injection, Ice, Swimming
      Worsened
      Physical Therapy

    If I don't have MY chair I have NO relief. Sometimes when I go to bed I can find a comfortable position but I will not spend all day in bed! Ice will help very temporarily.
    My pain pills are the only thing that makes the pain actually go away for a few hours a day. Sometimes VERY temporarily. And my shots help for about 6 weeks. The combination of the shots and my pain pills is what gives me the most relief. But still not 24 hours a day. At best I have a scant few hours in the morning of enough pain control to function almost normally. But only for 5 to 6 weeks.


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  • Anonymous Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 180 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • prospect,ct.
    17
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 6-18 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? Horrible

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Ice, Chiropractor
      Not Improved
      Cortisone Injection, Viscosupplementation Injection, Narcotics, Gabapentin, TENS/Electrical Stimulation,

    not much


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  • Edith Osteoarthritis

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 290 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Athens Ga.
    17
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • knee injury in an accident or fall Yes, in the last 1-5 years
    • Repeat injury? No
    • 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? Somewhat
    • 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 a lot
    • knee pain going down the stairs Discomforting
    • 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 Discomforting
    • Knee pain while squatting Discomforting
    • Knee give way, give out or feel unstable Quite a bit

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Ice, Weight loss,
      Not Improved
      Support brace, Narcotics
      Worsened
      Cortisone Injection

    When Im walking around the house with my walker it still bothers me alot. Or if I'm sitting to long it gets really stiff, and hurts when I try to get off the couch


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  • Anonymous Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 238 lbs
    • Washington pa
    16
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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? Horrible

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Cortisone Injection,
      Not Improved
      Gabapentin, Narcotics, Weight loss, Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, Support brace, Ice,
      Worsened
      Viscosupplementation Injection

    I’m miserable and I hurt daily....life is not good


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  • Ronnie Osteoarthritis

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 270 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Finksburg Maryland
    13
    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? 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
      Weight loss, Swimming
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Narcotics,