Oh my, it's a little distressing reading this post, especially now since my doctor told me that he thinks they might help me and surgery wouldn't be successful. The cortisone shot I had just wore off two days ago and I am in pain. I have an appt with my rheumy next friday and it's up to be whether or not I get that injection.
I saw a video on the product website where it says the doctor is supposed to remove some fluid before the injection so as not to overload the knee with fluid. I wonder if this is part of the problem for people having pain?? I just don't know if I could put up with worse pain and not be able to walk.............. I am upset and angry about
this because I tore a meniscus when I was getting PT for arthritis that really wasn't that bad!!!
I am also in a medium sized town and have had a problem with the Orthopedic clinic here. I had to go out of town just to see an MD and have him give me an opinion. He recommended these injections....
It's not like we don't suffer enough with the d**n RA!!! I am sorry so many people have had these problems. This got a lot of replies too, so it must have hit a nerve ( no pun intended) with a lot of people.
Sjogrens syndrome 2/15 via lip biopsy: Seronegative RA , fibromyalgia
colitis-resection 11/10, hashimoto's thyroiditis, morphea, GERD
Meds: plaquenil, synthroid, Zantac, restasis, estrogen patch, prometrium, VSL #3, evening primrose oil, Omega 3 supplement-Maxi Tears, L glutamine, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Co Q10.