RELIEVE KNEE PAIN DUE TO OSTEOARTHRITIS OR IF YOU NO LONGER GET PAIN RELIEF FROM CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT METHODS.
Frequently Asked Questions
In people who have osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, the cushioning tissue, or cartilage, in the knee joint slowly wears away and the thick fluid that helps lubricate the knee joint, called synovial fluid, becomes thinner and doesn’t work as well to protect the joint. As the breakdown of cartilage gets worse over time, knee pain and stiffness may become worse and more frequent. When cartilage loss is severe, the bones of your knee may grind together, leading to friction that causes the bone to wear down and potentially cause more knee pain and stiffness.
For the first 48 hours after an injection, it’s recommended that you avoid any strenuous or high-impact activities. The most commonly reported adverse events are joint pain, back pain and headache, as well as temporary pain at the injection site.
My in going assumption was that all doctors who preach pain management are wacky. But after a heart surgery, I found myself unable to walk on my right side – related or not I don’t know. My right leg was very painful and I was very much favoring my left side. I really couldn’t walk. I was in need of help. My wife and friend had seen Dr. Snowball and recommended her. She diagnosed that my knees had lost a lot of the cushion in them – they were bone on bone. She recommended a simple procedure of a cortisone shot. I was still skeptical but I was desperate so I went along. Almost immediately I felt relief. Within a few weeks, I was walking normally again. I have friends who had similar issues and have opted for knee replacements. All I can say is that in the summer time when we are working on our boats, I’m the one who helps them up off the dock.