55yr old female runner with bone on bone arthritis in right knee.I have had several rounds of Synvisc, the most recent 1.5 years ago. I am currently getting a series of three injections of Euflexxa. The problem: Doctor just changed my appointment for third shot so that instead of being 62 hours (2.5 days) before the race, it is now 30 hours. I have done this run for the past 9 years. This it the 10th, and I would like to do it, but don't want to mess up my knee for one race. What is likely to happen if I do this run 30 hours out from the last injection? Also, unfortunately, the race is in NYC, and will involve a fair bit of walking around both before and after.
What would likely happen if I ran a 4-mile race at an easy pace 30 hours after my third Euflexxa in?
- 15 Dec 2014 by angeldog14
- 16 Dec 2014
- euflexxa, osteoarthritis, injection, knee, bones, female
Added 16 Dec 2014:
I have run three marathons in the past three years. I run between a low of 38 miles per week to a high of 50 miles per week at peak training. 15 of those miles are done in the pool with zero impact. Three days road, three days pool, one day rest each week. This is not a lark; running is a major part of my life.
As Kaismama said, I'd check with your dr first. At the least I would expect unnecessary pain and swelling. If you really feel like you must join in on this race, I would definitely recommend walking as opposed to running. Even at a easy pace.
I tried to avoid having my knee replaced for years. I walked bone on bone, had the injections, etc. ..until my insurance refused to cover any other procedure but replacement. Now I regret living with that degree of pain for that long. The replacement was not nearly as bad as I had convinced myself it would be.I have 100% range of motion which is more than I had before the surgery. While I still have pain at times, it's certainly not the constant pain of walking bone on bone. I would certainly recommend you strongly consider this option. I hope this helps you somewhat. Good luck!
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