Anonymous 

Review for Osteoarthritis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
08
Sep2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Number of Surgeries 2

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Total knee replacement, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Narcotics
    Not Improved
    TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Gabapentin, Weight loss, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, Viscosupplementation Injection, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy, Swimming

Most things gave no improvement at all. Physical therapy, stretching, strengthening and visco supplementation initially gave some relief then right back to where I started. Bilateral total knee replacement offered long term improvement by not pain free. In all fairness the knee replacements would be better if other skeletal and muscular/ nerve issues were addressed. Doctors seem to ignore any part of the body they're not focusing on.


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