I still have knee pain after surgery for a meniscus tear and chipped patella. Pain ranges from a 2 to a 4 on a scale from 1-10, especially being aggravated when I do a light jog for just 2 miles. Even though the pain isn't that bad, I have a lot of weight to lose and I want to get back to a normal physical activity level without feeling anything in my knee. The aggravation is preventing me from running harder and longer. I've never had knee problems before the surgery. I have fibromyalgia, so that might be why my pain is still there, even a year after recovering from surgery. Should I proceed with the Sinvisc injection? Just trying to decide whether or not it's even worth the bother. I don't care about the money. Looking for advise from anyone... Thanks in advance! ~ Sahara
17 Oct 2009
Synvisc injections have helped me quite a few times and has relieved pain even though I also have have fibromyalgia. Other suggestions to use whether or not you get synvisc inj-don't jog hard on joint use other less stressfull type exercise fast walking, swimming, etc... and just like I and most of us need to do to help us lose weight-easier said than done-but we gotta keep working on our goal!! Good Luck!!
18 Oct 2009
I never had Synvisc injections, but I did have a similar drug called Hyalgan injected into both of my knees due to chronic pain from meniscus tears. I had a series of 6 injections over a 12 month period, and had 90% relief from the pain. Over a 3 year period, I received the injections as needed and each time it helped. Since I'm currently without insurance I can no longer afford them and I'm really suffering.
Synvisc-One is now available where only one injection can provide up to 6 months of relief because it lubricates and cushions your joints. It may be worth a try. Go to synviscone.com for more information on their product and a free knee pain assessment report. Best of luck.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
... day, but the happiness lasted only 2 days and then the pain resumed stronger than ever. I then had a tkn in September 2010, followed by 5 months ...
0 answers • 7 Jul 2011
Does risk increase with age? Is having both knees done at the same time riskier? What should I tell her? Nothing else has helped her mobility or pain.
4 answers • 15 Mar 2012
My medical chart stated I was allergic to eggs and the doctor chose to inject my knee with S-One five days ago. It has caused severe pain, swelling, ...
1 answer • 5 Sep 2012
I had the injection 4 days ago and the usual knee pain persists !
3 answers • 8 Jun 2014