Yes but... I find that these treatments are less likely to work if you have severe knee arthritis on a standing knee x-ray. For example if you have bone on bone arthritis on x-ray there is about a 50% chance that injections like euflexa, orthovisc, synvisc, (hylan g-f 20) will work. Even if you have severe arthritis, it is reasonable to try a cortisone injection. However only expect temporary relief at best.
If. You have not tried cortisone, try it.
You could. Euflexa and other injections like it, it suppose to relief pain by helping to repiar of the cartilage in the knee it a while to work, and the damage to the cartlage is advance it will do anythings.
Knee hyper extended from left foot drop, fitted for afo, however knee pain is worse than last two yrs should I see orthopedist, cortisone inj past?
Need more info... I am wondering if the foot drop has resulted in a plantarflexion contracture. This would be the likely cause of knee hyperextension due to the plantarflexion-knee extension couple. If this is the case and your afo is set in too much plantarflexion to accomodate this, this could make it worse. On the other hand, you may simply have knee arthritis. I would see your orthopaedist. Read more...
Knee pain 2yrs rec'd cortisone inj cause from hyperextend knee from foot drop consulted ortho said no more cortisone inj pres meloxicam 7.5mg ideas
Foot drop. Usually (but not always) comes from a problem (compression/severance/injury) to the common peroneal nerve, which runs along the outside of the knee just below it (not the typical place where knee injections are given). Your foot drop may or may have been caused by the injection, but your doctor probably wants to err on the side of caution. Read more...