Friday, October 22, 2010 V, Health Guide, asks

Q: Synvisc shot in knee not working anymore. Will a steroid shot help the pain?

I had a synvisc shot in my right knee a few weeks ago...my seventh in that knee. Apparently, synvisc is not going to work anymore. My knee is quite painful. Ice helps, but I can't keep ice on it all day long. Quite impracticle! So I was wondering about a steroid shot in my knee. I have had steroid shots in my hip and shoulder and they last 10 months to a year. Anyone else have experience w/steroid shots in the knee? Thank you for your input. V
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Lene Andersen, Health Guide
10/25/10 12:29pm

Absolutely! I've had steroid shots pretty much everywhere and they've always worked for me. Hopefully, it'll give me some peace in the need for a good long while. It's possible that after taking a break from the Synvisc for however long the steroid shot gives you may mean that Synvisc will work again.

 

Keep us posted on your progress, please?

 

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V, Health Guide
10/25/10 6:18pm

I'm going to call th ortho doc and see what he thinks. He has never suggested steriod shots in my knee, but the Synvisc has always worked prior to this one. Thanks for the info, Lene. I will give it a "shot", tee hee. Pun intended.  Sealed V

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide
10/25/10 7:11pm

groan.Wink

 

Obviously I'm not a doctor, but if it's helped your the joints, I can't see why it wouldn't help your knee. When I was a kid, I regularly got steroid shots in my knees, as well as the other joints, so why not?

 

 

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