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Are there any better alternatives to arthritis pain in my knee than rooster comb shots? I get them every 90 days but the shot only works 14 days or so

Are there any better alternatives to arthritis pain in my knee than rooster comb shots? I get them every 90 days but the shot only works 14 days or so

You should really: consult with a orthopedist who specializes in Knee Replacement since you are taking VISCO-SUPPLEMENTS by mouth and this is a VERY TEMPORARY solution!! A good Orthopedist will try to avoid Knee Replacement at your age!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How does a prp injection help the knee?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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How does a prp injection help the knee?

Still being debated: You've heard of cutting edge stuff, right? Well, platelet-rich plasma is bleeding edge. Theory is nice: concentrate your own growth factors then inject them back in where they're needed & voila! Except studies haven't been able to demonstrate voila! Check out http://www.runnersworld.com/injury-treatment/platelet-rich-plasma-knee-osteoarthritis & http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/803372 ...Read more

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Getting a knee injection for 9wk old injury--other options?

Dr. Allen Lu Dr. Lu
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Getting a knee injection for 9wk old injury--other options?

Exercise and therapy: Sometimes, it depends more on the type of injury to the knee. Many injuries make the quad muscles stop working, which results in limping and a hyperextended walk. This results in knee pain that can be treated with physical therapy and exercise. Other times, there could be a role for early arthroscopy. ...Read more

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Can I have Euflexa knee injections while taking Xeralto? Thank you so much

Can I have Euflexa knee injections while taking Xeralto? Thank you so much

Knee injection: You are taking an anti-coagulant - the risk when having injections is possible bleeding and in your case into the joint. While some MD's will do the injection - I personally feel its better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Are steroid injections safe for knee tendons?

Are steroid injections safe for knee tendons?

For tendonitis: Yes. If you receive occasional steroid injections for tendonitis or arthitis related to the knee, they are safe. If someone is discussing injecting steroids directly into the tendon, do not do this as it can lead to tendon rupture. However, injection into the intra-articular/joint space is very safe. With a history of reconstruction, make sure the person doing the injection is experienced. ...Read more

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What is your experience using euflexxa injections to relieve knee pain?

What is your experience using euflexxa injections to relieve knee pain?

Generally good: All of the viscosupplements provide good benefit in about 80% of patients with mild to moderate oa of the knee. The benefit generally lasts about six months. ...Read more

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