Anonymous 

Review for Osteoarthritis

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 175 lbs
  • 4' 11"
  • Sarasota fl
16
Apr2019
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • knee injury in an accident or fall Yes, in the last 1 year
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Does your knee swell Yes a lot
  • knee pain going down the stairs Distressing
  • Knee pain going up the stairs Distressing
  • Knee pain location Outside the knee (toward leg exterior)
  • Pain extend below the knee to the calf or shin areas Discomforting
  • Knee pain while squatting Horrible
  • Knee give way, give out or feel unstable Somewhat

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ice, Support brace
    Not Improved
    Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy,
    Worsened
    Cortisone Injection

It affects my life everyday and limits what I'm able to do. I need to be able to lose weight and be able to lose weight I need to be able to move. Insurance doesn't cover anything. They told me I would need a knee replacement it's bone on bone on both knees the left one being worse it's made a New Groove the knee feels unstable. I would just like a little bit of relief so I'm able to get around better. The orthopedic doctor I've seen for a while said he thought stem cells would work on the right knee but financially that's not possible right now. I had a chiropractor tell me that I should get an off loader brace but it's not covered by any insurance. I had Physical Therapy a couple years ago but the physical therapist wasn't really interested in helping me. He always talk about people being overweight and how much it bothered him.


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