forvick 

Review for Osteoarthritis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 135 lbs
  • 5' 1"
  • Rivet Falls, WI
02
Nov2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Robert Lnowlam
  • Number of Surgeries None

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Supplements
    Improved
    Cortisone Injection, Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Ice, Support brace, Viscosupplementation Injection

Initial pain & diminished function commenced over 15 yrs ago.... my friend was using Glucosamine/ Chondroitin.with relief. I used it faithfully every day for over 15 yrs. Eben stopped doage for 3 months as a test, but the pain & disfunctiin returned quickly, so restarted this protocol. 2 months ago, with no "incident" or injury, the pain & disfunction returned with a vengence !! Consulted with Orthopedic Knee Surgeon. Was recommend to start treament with Cortizone to relieve pain & also inflamation... Results were considerable, but very temporary . This was followed, then with injections of Synvisc. 3 injections, each 1 week apart Relief of pain & improvement in function lasted about 2 weeks. Have now restarted a regimen of cortisone injections. Also, have a RX to start a physical therapy & strengthening regime. Age 75.

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