I am 55 years old & my knees have been bone on bone for many years. I get Synvisc One injections & Cortisone in between those. The pain is getting worse now & it's even bad after those injections. My problem is, I don't want to get knee replacements. Friends & family tell me to get them done allll the time. I've heard too many horror stories in regards to things going wrong with the replacements or still having pain with them or them just not working at all.
What do you non-knee replacement having people do to help with your pain?


Osteoarthritis (OA)


Generalized pain

View all
  • Pipsqueke


    You are very smart not to get knee replacement, it's horrible for 6 weeks and my knee still hurts

    • ShihTzuMaMa


      ugh, I'm sorry you're in pain still. I don't think I'll ever change my mind on having it done.

  • Reallyhopeful


    Oh my goodness! I had I need replacement and I will never do it again! My other knee is just as bad but I found a doctor that helped me. The place that helped me was called InnovaMed in Durham! Give them a try! You will not regret it! Good luck

    • ShihTzuMaMa


      if I were in North Carolina I'd look into it. I'm in Ohio though & don't know if there are any close to me.

  • tamcor


    My knee replacements have been the best, it's been 10 years in November.

    • Sugahcandy47


      hi my name is Rosa I have been suffering from osteoarthritis severe for so many years. I’m in pain every single day. I can’t hardly walk .no pain meds helps me. I feel so desperate. I hope by coming here I find some answers.

  • Kimb


    Have you tried cox comb injections?

  • GingerHair


    I have really bad knees due to degenerative osteoarthritis. I take diclofenac and Gabapentin twice a day but the pain is still unbearable. I had a hip replacement @ 5 years ago that did me little to no good. Although I have better range of movement I still have a lot of pain. I am afraid to get my knee replaced because of the bad experience with my hip. I know a lot people swear by joint replacements but I do not.

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.