Patient Comments: Knee Pain - Treatment

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What was the treatment for your knee pain? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Helen, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 15

After a severe blow to the outside of the knee, an x-ray showed no break. Bloodwork shows there is no inflammation. However excruciating pain occurs every time I put weight on the knee. Every time I attempt to stand, it feels like fire descending from my knee down my shin. The doctor told me to go home and elevate my knee above the level of my heart and wait until I can attend his fracture clinic which is not for another four days. I can’t think what is wrong and what I can do to decrease the pain.

Comment from: Pain free, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 02

After trying a lot of treatments, I found gelatin very useful for knee pain. I take 1 tbsp. every morning for a month, then I go pain free for 6 months. Repeat.

Comment from: Marianna, Female (Patient) Published: December 18

My experience could possibly save you a lot of grief. Almost 2 years ago I consulted a surgeon at a local orthopedic practice because I had had worsening pain in my right knee. On the basis of x-rays, he said I had grade 4 osteoarthritis, for which knee replacement was indicated, but also that the injection of hyaluronic acid might help. It did briefly, and then, unaccountably, on the second shot, I developed a severe muscle spasm that prevented me from bending my knee (and also sleeping). Now knee replacement looked like the next step. I then went to see another surgeon who gave me a cortisone shot, which eased the muscle spasm. He also suggested that I ride my stationary bike regularly, saying that this would improve the flow of synovial fluid, which lubricates the joints. Long story short, after a second shot of cortisone, my knee was better than before, and it has been okay for a whole year without any additional treatment. The moral of this story is that x-rays alone are no criterion and that even arthritic knees can function surprisingly well. Finally, I have lived in a third-floor walk-up apartment for 40 years and done all my errands on foot (I don't drive). Possibly that has played a role in giving me fairly strong leg muscles. Knee replacement is a very big deal. It seems to work out okay for most people, but I am tremendously grateful that I didn't have to go through it.

Comment from: KH.SHARIA, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: April 26

I suffer so much knee pain. I can’t walk or fold my leg. This problem started 20 days ago. But my pain is still there now. I take some medicine like Rolac, Naprosyn and some pain killer.

Comment from: michelle c, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

I take ibuprofen 800 mg and have been soaking in the tub.

Comment from: Jennifer M, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 11

I recently learned that PRP (platelet rich plasma) injection treatments can be used to treat joint injuries. That's exciting news for someone like me with a bad knee! I didn't realize it, but professional athletes have been doing this for years! I'm really looking forward to using PRP treatments to regain some lost mobility due to pain and hopefully avoiding knee surgery.

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