i had first shot a week ago and get second tomorrow. My knee has been very painful and it feels tight and swollen. I have needed pain medication all week. I can't take advil. Did any one else experience this ?
I believe this is a common side effect from the Orthovisc. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome when using Orthovisc:
Mild bruising, heat, redness, swelling, or pain at the injection site; temporary achy feeling; temporary knee inflammation.
The doctor can evaluate tomorrow. In the meantime, keep the knee elevated above your nose (as in a lieing down position).
I also just had my 2nd orthovisc knee injection. The first one was excrutiatinly painful. I was not expecting this and can tolerate pain at a very high level. I had mine in the morning & could not go to work that day. I kept elevated and iced. My 2nd, they decided to numb the entire inside of the knee (which hurt a little) and then did the orthovisc injection. This time, no pain to speak of, but quite a bit of swelling and some bruising. My 3rd one is next week. Will have it done the same way. I am hoping that I can keep knee surgery off for a couple of years as I cannot afford to take the time off necessary for recovery.
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