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