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Omg day 1 after injection

Sep 23, 2014 11:56 AM

yesterday I got my first OrthoVisc injection, and I've been resting it, icing, all that but good grief am I even more swollen than I was before the shot. and it's weird, it feels locked...I'm sure because of the swelling. anyone had these injections before? if so, is that normal? all he told me to was ice, I knew myself I'd have to rest it often. I'm due my second injection next Monday, followed by my third the following Monday. does it get better? I know, it's only day 1 after my first shot:-)

Oct 18, 2014 8:38 PM

is that anything like cortisone? it usually takes me 2-3 days to recover from one of them before I start to feel better. it's cos you've essentially aggravated the pain, so u gotta wait for that to settle before things start to look up :)

Oct 18, 2014 11:37 PM

I had the cortiseteriod shots too, those didn't hurt. These Orthovisc really hurt when injected, did for me. Mr surgeon didn't use a numbing agent, he said that can interfere with the medicine being injected. I looked it up after I got home, not that I doubted him, but he was correct.

I haven't felt any better after the series of 3, I'm now in pain management until the day comes for a new knee.

Oct 19, 2014 4:59 PM

If you are having swelling in the injection area, I would go see the doctor immediately, maybe go to a walk in clinic or emergency if you cant see your doctor right away.
I had epidural cortisone injections years ago and they weren't effective. They gave me some minor relief for a while but ultimately the injections were causing me too much discomfort as they had difficult times getting through the scar tissue

Oct 19, 2014 7:45 PM

I did, the swelling is all my OA, just having flare ups

Oct 20, 2014 9:24 PM

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but that shit doesn't work at all. Not just from my experience I know several friends of mine who had it done it work for none of us.Get the knee replaced you'll save your self a lot of grief and time. Good luck I Hope your the exception and you'll write me back saying I'm full of shit, that be fine with me.

Oct 20, 2014 10:17 PM

I would never write and say that, I totally agree with you. I think these injections are a waste of time.

Oct 21, 2014 1:22 PM

Sorry about that, I read it wrong last night.I hope I am the exception

Nov 02, 2014 1:32 AM

waste of time and money, and they only made my pain worse! I have oa.

Nov 02, 2014 2:44 PM

It sure was. It didn't change anything in my knee

Jun 15, 2015 1:16 AM

I haven't had an injection because I've heard so much about whether or not it works and also side affects like swelling causing flares so it ends up being worse instead of better. I'm glad that some people can get relief, I'm just not convinced my body would respond in a good way.

Jun 15, 2015 8:13 AM

Is the OrthoVisc like Euflexa? My cousin and aunt got the Euflexa injx 1-2x a year for 5 years. They said it worked really well because they had to wait on their knees to get based enough for surgery. My aunt has passed away but my cousin has surgery on both obsessed this year and she's doing well. I'm not familiar with the OrthoVisc though.

I hope and pray you'll have less pain with the next injx. 🙏🌼

Jun 15, 2015 11:19 PM

I had my 11 and 12 esi 3 weeks ago. I say two because the split one dose into a bilateral so half in each side I recommend it for people who get them on one side with no results. I was the same always left side because that where it radiates down but never saw a difference but I do now be it a small one but I notice I don't have to go up on meds or it helps my meds work better. With chonic pain we all know meds aren't a cure all and we have to deal with 50% all the time but every little bit helps

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