Gel Injection in Knee Joint! Hope This Helps! Ouch!

United States
November 13, 2015 10:52am CST
I fell in June face first on concrete sidewalk, yes I am clumsy, I broke my nose and torn the meniscus in my knee. I had surgery to repair knee, but it is still hurting. I have a place in joint were bone is rubbing bone no cushion there. That is what this injection does, it is a gel like substance they put in your knee joint. Over 3 weeks I will have a shot each week! I had my first one yesterday! Very sore day, suppose to take it easy for 3 days, but that is probably just going to happen today! Has anyone else had these injections? What was your results? Have an awesome Friday!
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15 Nov 15
good luck! i hope it works for you. i am having an injection actually in my shoulder on friday. i'm hoping it helps
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• United States
15 Nov 15
Good luck to you with your shoulder! It is amazing what they can do these days to help us hurting people! Let me know how it goes for you!
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• United States
15 Nov 15
@jellybean1222 hope your injection helps your shoulder
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@LadyDuck (146932)
• Switzerland
13 Nov 15
My brother had after he broke the meniscus playing soccer. The injections helped.
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• United States
13 Nov 15
Yea, good to hear something good about the injections! Thanks so much for sharing that information with me!
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@LadyDuck (146932)
• Switzerland
14 Nov 15
@Margielynn I hope those injections can also help you. Good luck and take care.
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• United States
14 Nov 15
@LadyDuck thanks, I am hoping they do too! It amazing what they can do, so I am giving it a try! Hope you have a great weekend!
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@just4him (109866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Nov 15
I'm sorry you fell and had to have surgery. I fell almost 8 weeks ago now and am still recovering from a broken leg. I'm clumsy too. I haven't had any gel injections, but I have had a needle under my kneecap looking to draw liquid but there wasn't any. Worst pain I've ever been through. I hope what you're going through isn't as bad. I also hope your knee heals quickly.
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• United States
13 Nov 15
Thanks, same back at you, horrible bad, but expecting things to get better, I have places to go and people to see! We have to stay positive, don't we Valerie!
@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
14 Nov 15
I think that helps but to a limited extent. You also have to help yourself by drinking enough water and doing the right exercise and also avoid some food.
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• United States
14 Nov 15
I hear you, not much exercise going on right now, too painful, but I will get thee! Thanks!
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
15 Nov 15
@Margielynn I pray you get well soon.
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• United States
15 Nov 15
@salonga thanks so much, those prayers work! I appreciate all I can get! Thanks for your concern and kindness! Have a great day!
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@allknowing (61560)
• India
14 Nov 15
Seems quite logical as that is what is needed from bones touching each other.
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• United States
14 Nov 15
Yes, it is is so awesome the medical discoveries that are being made! I am giving it a try!
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@allknowing (61560)
• India
14 Nov 15
@Margielynn So many are suffering because this gel between the joints dries out. Hope it becomes available for everyone, throughout the world.
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• United States
15 Nov 15
@allknowing I hope it will, it is the cartilage that just wears out and you no longer have a cushion between the bone, it is bone rubbing bone that is what it hurts! That is my understanding!
@Missmwngi (9583)
• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Nov 15
Sorry for that and i hope it goes well,i have never had the injections
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• United States
13 Nov 15
Hope you never have to, this was not so bad, but really sore and have to use my trusty cane to get around! I have two more rounds to go! Have a great weekend Margaret!
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@Missmwngi (9583)
• Nairobi, Kenya
14 Nov 15
@Margielynn Thanks you for hoping well for me
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• United States
14 Nov 15
@Missmwngi you bet, would not want anyone to go through this! Just down go falling girl, I get in too big of hurry, I need to slow down and watch what I am doing!??
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@UncleJoe (9461)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
15 Nov 15
I get a periodic epidural into my spine to deaden the nerves where bones rub together.
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• United States
15 Nov 15
Is it the bones in your spine? Oh gosh, sorry you are having such pain, make my feel like nothing compare to what you are going through! Take care of yourself! Nice to meet you!
• United States
15 Nov 15
@unclejoe gosh that sounds painful but I'm assuming once you get the epidural the pain is gone?
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• Midland, Michigan
23 Nov 15
I've had two types of injections and they will probably be my last. I don't think either one was a gel. i think both were like cortisone, actually one was cortisone and the other something similar, but it works a bit differently. I didn't notice a difference with the second one, it never seemed to relieve my pain. Now my thumb joints hurt enough so that I don't notice my knees quite so much. I do take a pain pill and a RX ibuprofen for when I'm working, and I'm trying to remember to take o/c turmeric and cinnamon which seems to help quite a bit when I remember to take them.
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• United States
24 Nov 15
Sorry they did not work for you. I am having my last shot today! It take a while before you see results. I will see, hope it helps!
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@marlina (71210)
• Canada
17 Nov 15
Sorry to hear about your knee. Never had this type of injection. Hope it does a lot of good for you.
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• United States
17 Nov 15
Thanks, I have my next injection on Thursday! I sure hope and pray this will give me more mobility and less pain!
• United States
15 Nov 15
I have bad knee joints and will be curious to follow your knee injections to see if they work for you. So far I haven't gotten any but if they work I might be inclined to
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• United States
15 Nov 15
Message me anytime and I will be glad to let you know how it is coming along!
@Susan2015 (20158)
• United States
13 Nov 15
Hope that the injection helps you out a lot. I'm very accident prone but never broken anything.
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• United States
13 Nov 15
I have a combination of problems the fall and getting old! Hehe! The old joints just wear out, hope this postpones a knee replacement joint for a while.
@JudyEv (118544)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Nov 15
Gosh, that sounds like a very bad fall. I don't know anyone who has had this type of injection but I hope they help.
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