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In mah knee! :eek: :eek: :eek:

PA says, "you know, this probably is not going to do anything, but let's give it a try" She also gave me a new referral for PT, to a different office. The first place kind of blew me off, I think they hate HMO patients.

 

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Those shots never worked for me, other than causing temporary localized pain, to add to the pain/dysfunction.
 

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My knee hurts. :(
 

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I had a cortisone shot to my shoulder once. It was a miracle shot for me. I aggravated my shoulder by swimming too much and many weeks (months?) of resting it did nothing but make it worse. Relief after the shot was pretty much instantaneous and it was a good 8 or so years before that shoulder really gave me any more trouble.

The needle was big. Very big.
 

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I hear glucosamine can help some kinds of knee problems a bit. Do you take any?
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snapdragen said:
In mah knee! :eek: :eek: :eek:

PA says, "you know, this probably is not going to do anything, but let's give it a try" She also gave me a new referral for PT, to a different office. The first place kind of blew me off, I think they hate HMO patients.

Had one for a wrist issue- it worked! Some sort of magic/witchcraft is involved I think. :confused:
 

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Had one in my knee for an ITB issue, worked mostly. Could still feel the irritation, but the pain was so much less at least I could still ride..

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I shot myself in the hand with a pneumatic finish nailer on Monday. The nail bent and didn't go into the wood, but found my left hand right below the index finger. :rolleyes:

I'm going to try and get into see the Dr. today. I'm pretty sure the nail isn't in there, but might have chipped a bone or something. It hurts a bit and is swelling....
 

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Chain said:
I shot myself in the hand with a pneumatic finish nailer on Monday. The nail bent and didn't go into the wood, but found my left hand right below the index finger. :rolleyes:
Obligatory.
 

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I dunno... that's not exactly what I got from that article. Some excerpts:


Those with very mild arthritis noted some slight improvement when taking the glucosamine, but the improvement was very small [in the Rotterdam study].

...Writing before the current research was public, [Mayo] clinic scientists said available evidence from randomized controlled trials supports the use of the supplement in the treatment of osteoarthritis, particularly of the knee. Doctors widely prescribe it for patients hoping to slow or prevent cartilage loss.

...The new research [from the Rotterdam Medical Center] did not address glucosamine sulfate's effectiveness in any joint other than the hip.



I suspect I'm about to give glucosamine a try, at least, as my left knee has started to get a bit wonky in recent months.
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I think that a morphine shot would work better than the cortisone.
 

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Chain said:
I shot myself in the hand with a pneumatic finish nailer on Monday. The nail bent and didn't go into the wood, but found my left hand right below the index finger. :rolleyes:

I'm going to try and get into see the Dr. today. I'm pretty sure the nail isn't in there, but might have chipped a bone or something. It hurts a bit and is swelling....
You've just described my second worst nightmare--the worst involves the same accident with a framing nailer...

Ouch!
 

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Painful shot.

I had them in my shoulder for bursitis & they worked wonders at reducing the inflammation.

Good Luck

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I've had various corticosteroid shots in my knees over the years; they have always been pretty good about getting rid of the immediate / acute problem (I never go in unless I am really hurting).... but they do wear off eventually.

The trick for me is to just baby my knees, avoid the kind of workloads that tweak them out.

Also, personally, a good quality fish oil caplet 2x/day is way more useful than any glucosamine.
 

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Check out Prolotherapy. Way more effective than Cortisone and way safer. No down time. Harder to find practioners who do that technique but worth the effort.

If you research the side effects such as suppression of the immune system, joint infection and thinning of cartilage and ligaments, you would not be so inclined to have that injected into your knee.
 

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Well, it doesn't seem to be doing much, maybe with a little of the surrounding inflammation. I know it can't fix the bone on bone grinding, I just want to keep walking for a few more months.

I've taken glucosamine before, it doesn't do much for me. Then, my problem isn't osteoarthritis either...I wish it was.

I go to the PT next Tuesday - this is the same place I went after my neck/spine surgery, so I know they're good.

I must be hard core, I've had two cortisone shots, one in the shoulder and this one in the knee. Neither one really hurt.

:D ** I'm tough **:D
 

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Don Duende said:
Check out Prolotherapy. Way more effective than Cortisone and way safer. No down time. Harder to find practioners who do that technique but worth the effort...
I was thinking of trying this sometime... mebbe next time my knee acts up.
 
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