Anonymous 

Review for Osteoarthritis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 165 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • Birmingham, AL
21
Nov2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Greg Carr
  • Number of Surgeries 1

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Viscosupplementation Injection, Support brace, Supportive Shoes, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Orthotics, Arthroscopic Surgery
    Not Improved
    Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, Supplements

Meniscus Surgery eliminated pain from torn meniscus but not arthritis. Viscous injection improved arthritis pain considerably x 6 months. Cortisone injection improved pain short term. Brace was very helpful as long as I had it on. Stretching and strengthening definitely improved balance and strength. No obvious improvement with orthotics and supportive shoes but still wear and non supportive shoes definitely aggravated. Supplements, not sure if they help but still take them hoping for some prevention benefits. Fish oil seems to reduce pain. NSAIDs definitely relieve pain.


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