Anonymous 

Review for Osteoarthritis

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 210 lbs
  • 5' 8"
  • MD
22
Jul2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Repeat injury? No

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Weight loss, Total knee replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, Chiropractor, Ice, Surgery, Physical Therapy
    Not Improved
    Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, Cortisone Injection, Viscosupplementation Injection

There is no cure for arthritis, but I have my fingers crossed. I've heard good stuff with stem cell research. Most of my arthritis is dictated by genetics. Started with knees. It was soon diagnosed in my fingers, shoulders, spine, & feet. I now suspect my hips have joined the club. After years of discomfort arthroscopic surgery was preformed twice on both knees. That helped with the discomfort for years, but the enviable finally happened. Both knees have been replaced. A torn rotator cuff helped discover arthritis in my left shoulder, which was cleaned up. Year later it became difficult to raise my right arm. Arthritis & bone spurs were remove from right shoulder. I can say arthroscopic surgery was far more successful on my shoulders then my knees. I was informed earlier both feet have arthritis, there is little to no cartilage between the bones going to my toes. I live with that pain daily. Have yet to find anything to help with the pain. I will say, even with both knees replaced, I still feel the arthritic discomfort in my legs. Lately so much so it keeps me up at night.


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