Synvisc-One (hylan G-F 20) is what she is referring to.
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I tried HYALGAN (Synvisc) in my knees. It didn’t work for me but I may have waited too long before trying. I have heard some said it worked for them. My dr. also suggested I try in my ankles but my at that time it wasn’t approved in the states for anything other than knees so my insurance wouldn’t cover. I don’t know if it has been approved in the states for other joints yet. I need to check so I can try it in my ankles. Mr dr. was sure it would help. @success101 it may take a couple months before you would know if it works. Be sure to let us know!
@happyme52 also have someone check to see if it is nerve damage. I have pain in my foot and found out accidentally that it was nerve pain from my back. I have sciatica and got a shot in my back that took the pain away for several months. I am on Gabapentin now and it helps as well. I couldn’t sleep at night for the sharp pain and was worse when I laid down. Now it make since to me why I hurt worse at night, it was my back. May not be your problem but worth checking out.
Well we should never lie to anyone about the pain. It aint no picnic. BUT, mine was a completely different pain. It was from the actual surgery and you have to remember, that does get well. Good luck ronnie3716. You’ll be on your feet again soon.
Yes I did have both done at same time. Actually Bilateral was not so bad. I figured if I was going to have to have them both done and be out of work, so I’d see if it were possible. My doctor did extensive testing to be sure as he put it, “not going to be the one to put the nail in your coffin.” But I was healthy otherwise with no problems so he agreed under the condition if there were any problems at all during the first leg then he stopped and didn’t do the second. It also saved me with my co-pay (one, not two)! It hurt like, well you know how it hurts….But, it was a different pain and I knew it was going to go away. Sometimes it’s your mind that can keep you up (or down) without even realizing it. I say this knowing I am not you and I don’t know your circumstances. I did very well. I told my PT folks that I was going to have the best shaped legs in the county, I did so much PT. LOL. Hang in there. It will get better. It just takes time. Don’t get discouraged. You will be so happy later when you walk with no pain in your knee.
Ice, Ice, Ice. I had bilateral knee replacement. Started PT within 3 days. Yes swelling but it takes time. Was back at work 8 weeks after surgery. Dr said it will take a year to fully recover. At 9 months I awoke to no pain, didn’t feel like I had something in my leg. All felt normal. 2 years later, broke my pella. DON’T do that! Worse than bilateral replacement ever could be. Just remember you have to give it time and do your PT! and again, ICE. And stay ahead of the pain with your meds. Don’t wait until you hurt. Take as directed.