I had the injection 4 days ago and the usual knee pain persists !
Synvisc is usually given in a series of 3 injections. You should avoid any type of heavy or intense exercise for at least 48 hours after each injection. You can apply ice to your knee to help with any residual pain and swelling. While a few people have experienced marked pain reduction after just one injection, it generally takes all three injections to get significant results. Synvisc is a thick, almost gel-like substance. That's why you get it in a series instead of one injection. After each injection, the natural movement of your knee will help move and disburse the fluid to where it's needed. Three injections will allow the fluid to build up and provide an even thicker cushion in your joint. So try and be patient. You'll should feel less pain after the next injection and, hopefully, significant pain relief after the last one. I do hope this helps!
I had the same injection 6 days ago and I'm in severe pain. So I wondered the same question. I thought this was a wonder drug, the answer to me walking again without pain, but instead, I'm worse off than before. Good luck to you, and I wish I knew how things worked out for you.
I had my first shot of Synvisc I in my left knee Jan. 29, 2015... today is Sunday that will make it last Thursday... I picked up some turmeric One Daily Capsules by Solaray (for inflammation) and I didn't have the pain and swelling my doctor warned me about. Cut your salt intake. I also heard that Ginger is good for inflammation... make a ginger tea or add the ginger to your favorite tea. I think if you get your inflammation down you should feel better. If you are carrying extra weight that is also a factor on your knees... make adjustments where necessary.
I had the Synvisc put into my shoulder. I was wondering do you think it will have the same effects as the knee has? I had the injection 3 days ago and I am still having pain. They doctor told me it would take about 3 weeks to work, but this by far was the worst injection I have ever had!!!
I had the injection October 19th, 2015, was told by my doctor it would take 8 to 12 weeks after the injection before some relief is restored to knee, depending on the severity of pain from Arthritis.
I opted to have all 3 injections at once because my doc would not be available for the recommended 1 week interval. i have massaged my knee regularly as recommended by my doc. One week later i am still experiencing pain in the back of my knee. this pain get more sever as I walk. rest seems to help but when I start walking again the pain starts again. I have no excessive swelling , I have been applying ice and taking anti inflammatory drugs that were prescribed by doc. Is it normal for the pain to last this long? I have an anthritic knee that is why I needed the injections. Prior to the injections I had pain but not as severe as the present pain.
I had the Synvisc-One injection 2 weeks ago.The MRI of my knee revealed damage to bone on bone but not entirely. It just feels weak at times, to the point it might give out, if I push it. I have not done any exercise, including walking, for over 4 months. Will a daily walk, slowly progressing in distance be advisable at this time.
I'm 57 and have a knee that's best described my my ortho surgeon buddy as a "junk" knee. 55% of my meniscus is gone. 25 years ago I had my knee filet'd with ACL and part torn meniscus. 2 years ago I had that same knee scoped. After less than satisfactory results I tried Synvisc (3 shots in 3 weeks) on 4/2016. After every injection I had some pain swelling and discomfort but wanted to give it a chance. Well, 6 weeks after my first injection I was pain free and continued to be that way for another 10 months (while walking 21-25 miles a week) until early March 2017 of this year when I noticed that my left knee was waking up. Therefore, I called my ortho friend and this week I started another series of 3 weekly shots. I am expecting the same results as the last year.
Even though I may need a knee replacement in 4-5 years, I'll put it off as long as I can because The medical technology just keeps getting better and better. Likewise, there are companies in medical trials in the USA right now that have a procedure for "tweeners" like me that replaces just the meniscus between the bones instead of a total knee replacement. Granted, that may be for younger amateur athletes but I wanna stay active and pain free well into my 90's. (No typo) So, my experience with Synvisc has been outstanding so far. Every knee is different and every person is different (age, weight, height, knee deterioration, joint trauma etc) results will vary if you are over weight or almost all
of your meniscus is gone.
Had Synvisc One in both knees yesterday. No side effects. Right knee seems better already. Left knee no change. Great deal of wear on lateral side left knee, wear on right knee on anterior part. If doesn’t work, scope to clean L knee put. Yes only short term fix, but will help till worn out for replacement.
I'm on my second injection. Got the first one back in April, got the last one on Wednesday. I currently cannot walk because my knee is so swollen and painful. This didn't happen with the first injection. I'm wondering if I had some kind of reaction to the second injection. My Ortho has me on a medrol pak to help with the swelling. We'll see if it gets any better
In 2013 had a Synvisc-One injection in my knee (osteoarthritis) and the relief was almost immediate! By the time I walked out to the waiting room in the Dr.s office I felt like I had a brand new knee! A total miracle and it has lasted nearly 6 years! Just a couple of months back I started experiencing pain, again. So back to the Orthopedic practice, new Dr. (the 1st one has since retired) new xrays - still bone on bone. 3 days ago I had another injection of Synvisc-One. Totally DIFFERENT experience this time. This Dr. literally pushed the gel into my knee in less then a minute and it left a big lump on the outside of my knee where it hasn't absorbed. The 1st Dr. told me that it would take him some time to complete the injection because of the thickness of the product. It took him nearly 5 minutes and apparently the gel self leveled as he injected it.
This time there was intense pain, could not stand on my leg for 20 minutes and could barely make it to my car! Now, 3 days later knee is still stiff and am having trouble walking but this Dr. told me it would take 2 weeks for it to settle in. The lump of gel has reduced by maybe half so I am hopeful that as each day passes I will see a difference. One thing: The pain in my knee is totally gone but it is just the stiffness that I am dealing with now. So, if you are reading this because you are considering Synvisc-One it really is a game changer but I would warn you to ask your Dr. to inject the gel very s-l-o-w-l-y. It is alot less painful and I'm sure it self-levels more quickly.
I have had synvisc shots for years. This time I had the 1 shot. The pain was beyond anything I have ever endured, and I had 2 spinal headaches. Couldnt bend my knees had to stand to pee. Excruciating. Doctor told me 1 shot too thick for my knees. It will take at least 4 days to function somewhat normally. Today is 3rd day and I'm in pain but can go out. When shot settles in it usually lasts 2 years. I can't even imagine what replacement is like.
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