Re: Synvisc /Hylan G-F 20
Tomorrow I get my third injections of Synvisc in the series of three, in both knees. I neer thought I'd say this, but I think I can already tell some difference.
I have arthritis in both knees and live in an upstairs apartment (13 steps plus 2 on the stoop) and it had been extremely difficult and painful going up and down. Just walking was terrible and my knees hurt at night. I have braces that I wear and rub Voltaren Gel on my knees.
So I'm especially thrilled to find this Synvisc (hopefully) being effective.
If you decide to get them, try to get someone with experience to actually give the injections. My first round was from someone without a lot of experience and it hurt like hell. My second round was from a different doctor in the practice and this is my verbatim quote when he was finished: "Are you serious? Are you kidding me? You're FINISHED?!?!?"
They should spray your knees with something that makes them real cold and kind of numb first. It wears off quickly, so don't worry about having numb knees. Next they'll give you injections of something to further numb your knees and perhaps some pain medicine. Finally they'll give you the injections of Synvisc. If the doctor is good, it will be quick and relatively painless.
Your knees will probably ache that night and perhaps the next day, but based on my experience, I would recommend it.
Good luck, and let us know how it goes!
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