Anonymous 

Review for Osteoarthritis

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 447 lbs
  • 5' 8"
  • Kellogg, ID
26
Sep2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Scott Reed
  • Number of Surgeries None

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Weight loss, Viscosupplementation Injection
    Not Improved
    Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, Narcotics, Stretching, Ice, Supplements, Swimming
    Worsened
    Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy

Early in life I was one of those "invincible" types. Little did I know that it would end abruptly in my thirties when I was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis; closely followed by Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, now within the last few years, Rheumatoid Arthritis ugh! My knees took (and still take) the biggest hit. My knee pain most days is tolerable as long as I take all my meds and don't try to walk far or stand for long. I've been turned down by two surgeons for knee replacements because my bones have gotten brittle from the long term steroids. Obviously my weight is a factor also. Although, even after I lost over a hundred pounds, those brittle bones became the topic ugh. I would love to find SOMETHING that could help me go on walks, etc. again.


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