“Having the same condition puts me in touch with my patients.”
“It was really hard to keep moving because I was in pain. It was even painful to stand in the kitchen and cook dinner.”
“For years, I took ibuprofen, naproxen, all kinds of things. I tried steroid injections, but I still needed prescription pain relievers on top of them.”
"The knee pain really affected my daily activities and my frame of mind. I would have to think about what I was going to do that day: Was I going to teach my class at that third-floor walk-up?"
“It was a lot more difficult to run the farm. Getting up and down off equipment, all the heavy lifting. You need your knees. The next morning I’d try to get out of bed and — ouch.”
“My husband and I used to walk a lot when we traveled, but because my knee would start hurting too much too quickly, we couldn’t even go to museums anymore.”
“The gym that I go to has two huge sets of stairs, and I kind of had to pull myself up the rail. There’s an elevator, but I hate to go to the gym and take the elevator.”
“I’d try the stairs when I took the subway, and sometimes I had to go down them sideways. It was just so painful.”
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Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20) and SYNVISC® (hylan G-F 20) are indicated for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative non-pharmacologic therapy and simple analgesics, e.g., acetaminophen.
Before trying Synvisc-One or SYNVISC, tell your doctor if you are allergic to products from birds — such as feathers, eggs or poultry — or if your leg is swollen or infected. Synvisc-One and SYNVISC are only for injection into the knee, performed by a doctor or other qualified health care professional. Synvisc-One and SYNVISC have not been tested to show pain relief in joints other than the knee. Talk to your doctor before resuming strenuous weight-bearing activities after treatment. Synvisc-One and SYNVISC have not been tested in children, pregnant women or women who are nursing. You should tell your doctor if you think you are pregnant or if you are nursing a child. The side effects most commonly seen when Synvisc-One or SYNVISC is injected into the knee were pain, swelling and/or fluid buildup in or around the knee. Cases where the swelling is extensive or painful should be discussed with your doctor. Allergic reactions such as rash and hives have been reported rarely.
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