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Judy 

Osteoarthritis Treatment Review

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 5' 4"
  • Harrisburg, Pa
20
May2017
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Steven DeLuca
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Somewhat
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting

Treatment Ratings

  • NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Arthroscopic Surgery

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • TENS/Electrical Stimulation

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Supplements

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Strengthening Exercises

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Stretching

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Narcotics

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Support brace

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Cortisone Injection

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Ice

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Physical Therapy

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Walking/Hiking

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved


My knee hurts me 24/7. The more I walk or stand the more it hurts. I try to keep my quads strong but doing ball squats, and I have a dog, so I must walk him 5 times a day.


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Anonymous Osteoarthritis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 139 lbs
  • 5' 6"
  • PITTSBURGH,PA
29
Jul2016
  • Injury Status Cured
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No

Treatment Ratings

  • Total knee replacement

    Treatment OutcomeCured

  • Physical Therapy

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Ice

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Cortisone Injection

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Support brace

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Tried everything including PT, injections, etc. Progressive deterioration over a 5 year span due to a previous car accident 40 years before. Put off total knee replacement because of my age. Pain was terrible, developed a limp and really put a damper on my very active life. Knew surgery was inevitable so after several attempts of injections and the last one not working, I decided to cave in and have the surgery. It's no picnic. Recuperation is lengthy and PT is hard. If you are strong willed and determined, definitely get the surgery. I have no regrets at all. Every case is unique and each of us have different levels of tolerance. Find an excellent surgeon, even get a 2nd opinion if you're not 100% sure. Make sure the entire process from start to finish is explained to you in detail so there are no surprises. Total knee replacement is major surgery. In ending, it took about 1 year to fully recover. The best is NO MORE PAIN, NO MORE LIMP and I am back to living a very normal, active life!

Anonymous Osteoarthritis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 180 lbs
  • 5' 7"
  • Trot ohio
20
Jul2016
  • Injury Status Cured
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr gendler

Treatment Ratings

  • NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

    Treatment OutcomeImproved

  • Massage

    Treatment OutcomeImproved

  • Weight loss

    Treatment OutcomeImproved

  • Cortisone Injection

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Supplements

    Treatment OutcomeWorsened


Nothing really worked very long