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Chartreux
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   Posted 10/28/2008 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hurricane Ike came through here in September and when the power was off at night I fell once,
well had the MRI done about a week ago and I sprained my ACL, (Knee) pretty good and have Osteoarthritis.
My question is: Would Injections helps? and do they do those for the knee?
It's been a month since Ike and it still hurts pretty good and I can't always balance good and have
had two falls where I caught myself...
Soft Hugz to y'all
Oh and got roof estimate comes to $ 7,000.
Thanks a lot Ike!
Well Thank you friends for reading, any advice would be appreciated or welcomed..
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ekkorose
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   Posted 10/28/2008 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Ouch! I don't know if the injections would help a knee but they do help my pelvic pain. My husband has chronic knee pain from a military mishap and nothing will help him (of course if he stopped going and going like a little pink bunny it might)

Take care and I hope you find relief soon!
Sarrah

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PAlady
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   Posted 10/28/2008 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Char,
My cousin has severe arthritis in both knees and she gets some type of injections - I'm not sure exactly of the name, and they do help her function. She has to get them in a series of 3, I think once a week for three weeks, or something like that. Definitely consult a specialist who deals with KNEES.

I'd go to a specialist anyway. When I had my bad fall 4 years ago, I had a slight tear in my ACL. (I didn't know you could sprain the ligament - are you sure it's not a tear?) The orthopod. told me it wasn't serious enough for him to do surgery, although he might consider arthroscopic surgery if it got worse. He gave me some exercises, but shortly after I fell my back started hurting, and I started with the sciatic pain and numbness in my feet. I have always believe limping from the knee injury contributed to the back, although I took a bad, hard fall, so that probably set my DDD into a downward spiral. Anyway, I would have someone look at the knee, and see how bad the injury is. Maybe trying some physical therapy first would be a possibility. But don't let it just get worse. The ACL is a serious part of the knee - look at football players. An ACL injury can end a career when it's serious.

PaLady

Lindaloo
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   Posted 10/28/2008 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Good advice as usual, PaLady. My advice is the same as hers, see a specialist who deals in knees, Char. Don't despair, you will feel better soon and your pocketbook will recover from Ike too. It's just sooooooooooooo frustrating, isn't it. I live in Florida, so I am always on alert.

God bless and have a low pain day, all.

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moondancer
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   Posted 10/28/2008 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   

I have had several injections in the knees, hips, back and shoulders. It depends on if the Miniscus (sp) is torn or not, whether it will help. I recieved relief for about 2 months on my knees before it became to the point of replacements. However I just had a injection in my shoulder and it only lasted 4 days. and they are operating on that on the 13th. Go to A good Specialist ( I had to to a lot of internet research before I found a good one) Good Luck and I hope you find relief.

Patty


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PAlady
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   Posted 10/28/2008 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Char,
Patty's post reminded me - my cousin's relief doesn't last. I think she has to get the series of shots repeated every couple of months or so. She's also considering knee replacements, but she is obese and that's an obstacle, especially needing 2 replacements. So she keeps getting the injections.

PaLady

Chartreux
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   Posted 10/30/2008 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Well my Pain Management Doctor said it doesn't look to bad no tears, so he told me to let's try some
injections and depending how I tolerate those or if I get worse, then I'd be referrred out
to a good knee orthopedic surgeon, I found a good one through my pain management psychologist and he's
also in my insurance plan and I will call to verify with insurance too, just in case I need one.
Thank you everyone for the replies and well wishes..
I also have to wear a brace on my knee.
and Sarrah get your hubby to try to slow up or get him the energizer bunny costume, I'll chip in...lol....
Thanks PAlady and so sorry you have a hurt knee, so lots of soft hugz to you.....
Moondancer, no tears so I got lucky there or at least they didn't show up on mri, keep finger crossed though...
thanks and soft hugz to all...
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straydog
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   Posted 10/30/2008 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Char there are different kinds of injections for the knees out there. I say I am the queen of knees because I have had torn meniscus many times on both knees, in 04 the most recent and also torn the ACL on the left knee same year. Had surgery on both knees 3 weeks apart-never again. After surgery due to severe ostheoarthritis I had the Supartz injections done, which was 5 shots in each knee that hurt like the dickens. It works like putting some cushion back in the knee from being worn out. Costs was $1,000 per knee. I tore up the left knee 7 days post op, twisted it to keep from falling and spent a year in a Don Joy brace. Took 18 months for my knees to heal. I caught the toe of my shoe in the deep cracks of the concrete by the handicap ramp. I have had 5 knee surgeries total I am done replacements are next. I have a great ortho that takes care of my knees. Be sure to get a very good orthopedic. Good luck. Susie

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