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Discussion: SYNVISC KNEE INJECTIONS

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Oct. 26, 2008
armiho211
Men's 70
406 posts
SYNVISC KNEE INJECTIONS
GUYS ANY INPUT OR COMMENTS ON SYNVISC KNEE INJECTIONS ? i am going to have the doctor start the 3 shot series this coming wednesday 10/29, please advise your experience if you have done this, or any comments from your friends who have done this, appreciate anything, if you have taken them, how did it feel during softball games ? thanks, frank
Oct. 27, 2008
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
VERY effective. Good luck with them.
Oct. 27, 2008
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
415 posts
Good Luck with the injections, Frank.

If pain-free knees make you any faster, you should be moved to a lower age goup.
Oct. 27, 2008
mad dog
Men's 60
3935 posts
from what i've been told by a couple guys who have had them,they are good for the time they last,which is around 6 months or so.you than have to get another set and keep renewing them every 6-8 months.now your case might be different,this is what i was told by the ones i knew who had them.they went and had knee replacements afterwards as they got tired of having to keep getting the shots.
Oct. 27, 2008
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
Mine last about a year. No complaints at all.
Oct. 27, 2008
CV3
74 posts
I took my injection better from the outside of the knee than from the inside, seem to be a little more tender from the inside. after it took it feels real good. you don't feel that much of the gravel. you can play that same day, consider yourself good to go. Cv
Oct. 27, 2008
hitman
Men's 65
298 posts
I started mine in 2005 and am on the second set now.
Thay have given me pain free and allowed me to play with increasing running ability again.Before the shots I had swelling every day irregardless of what I did. By the end of the day it was stiff and swelled and HURT. Nights were with little sleep as any movement caused pain and wakeup. My first set went 22 months and then the symptoms came back and I asked Doc and he said it was time for another round. Nothing to getting them just be sure to ice daily for about a month. I'm on second set now and not having any problems after 15 months. Symtoms for me were pain all along shin and calf and Doc said they called it trama effect from inflammation in the knee joint.
Caution!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they don't work for everybody as my Doc said if 50% of his patients responded 1/2 as good as mine he would be happy.
I also use a Donjoy unloader brace which I think helps immensely not only as a crutch but to prevent any additional injuries as I just can't learn to go slower or play without going all out.
I do ice mine after several games or tournament weekend and I think that also helps.
Good Luck and God Bless,
The Hitman #13 EXPRESS
Oct. 27, 2008
GT
Men's 60
162 posts
Sorry to dampen all the good comments. Had the 3 shots and didn't do me any good. Everything doesn't work for everyone. Wish you good luck.
GT
Houston
Oct. 27, 2008
armiho211
Men's 70
406 posts
GUYS- thanks for for your input, i am looking forward to having them done, i will put them to the test by playing racquetball during the off season. best of luck to all and stay in shape for next year. frank armijo, texas legends 65's
Oct. 27, 2008
VINNY LV
Men's 50
178 posts
I just started my shots on 10/23 and after that 1st shot I can't wait to get the other 2 to see if they really complete the pain free feeling I'm feelig already... Doc said it could last a year,, so we'll see... played 5 games on Sat. and also umpired 2 games in between and I honestly felt no pain afterwards... b4 the shots I would have had a hard time getting out of my car when I got home... By the way I'm 56 yrs old.. hope I gave you some good insight...
Oct. 27, 2008
Norq44
57 posts
I have been battling knee problems now for years. I have not heard of this 3 shot injection called Synvisc. About two years ago I had some injections that were a five shot sequence, one per week for five weeks, but that is not what they were called. Is this something new?
I am supposed to be having knee replacement surgery on my left knee, but so far I have chickened out. I am only 59 now and I have been told that I can't play softball after the replacement. Can someone enlighten me on these shots?
Oct. 27, 2008
mad dog
Men's 60
3935 posts
norq, u will still be able to play.i know of at least 4 people who have had knee replacement and still play.one actually still plays outfield and does CR running for his team.
frank didn't know it was u that needed this,bob #77 tx legends 55's.
best of luck with this.looks like it can be good from 6-8 months to 2 yrs of them being good.hope yours is the latter.
Oct. 27, 2008
Born to run
Men's 60
4 posts
I am a Synvisc fan - I have had my ACL replaced and then tore the miniscus on the same knee. I have had the injections three times and will get them again. My doc said it takes a few weeks for the benefit to completely take effect - and one of the three times I had some slight swelling that took a few weeks to subside.

Good Luck and keep swinging!
Oct. 27, 2008
boston
297 posts
I thank GOD for Synvisc. I have been injected twice in the past 2 years. First injection lasted 18 months. I am able to play 150-175 softball games a year both senior, mens (usssa and asa) and coed. I also supplement it with daily doses of Calcium and hyaluronic acid which is a pill form of the synvisc.
I feel like a million bucks.
Oct. 27, 2008
J R
180 posts
I just started a series of injections of a product EUFLEXXA so far so good three cost 800.00 insurance payed i think it is worth a try knee replacement is the only choice age 64
Oct. 27, 2008
softballer
Men's 55
560 posts
i have had 2 set and it works great for me here is some other info for you all

http://www.webmd.com/search/search_results/default.aspx?query=EUFLEXXA&sourceType=undefined
Oct. 28, 2008
CV3
74 posts
To all of my addicted to softball brother's, do what ever works and by asking these question, weather it's synvisc or replacement there's always light at the end of the tunel. We continue to desire the need to play and enjoy and there'e nothing wrong with that!!!
Oct. 28, 2008
CV3
74 posts
To all of my addicted to softball brother's, do what ever works and by asking these question, weather it's synvisc or replacement there's always light at the end of the tunel. We continue to desire the need to play and enjoy and there's nothing wrong with that!!!
Oct. 28, 2008
mad dog
Men's 60
3935 posts
hey softballer i couldn't see any improvement in your movement or eyesight,especially in phx last yr (:o)
Oct. 28, 2008
softballer
Men's 55
560 posts
that's cause your back was to me a lot from the bp you was pitching!
Oct. 28, 2008
mad dog
Men's 60
3935 posts
hey i wasn't pitching that tourney.they made me field,until i threw the arm out.
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