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jovialjenny posted:
Hi everyone! I am 31 years old and I have been diagnosed with OA and a slough of other things pertaining to my knee. I am very young to have this diagnosis and through all my research I have seen that only 2% of people my age have this condition. I literally had to mourn not being able to run anymore as it is one of my favorite exercise activities.

I had my first knee injection (Sinvisc 1) at the end of May and it seems to be helping a little bit, but not a lot. My next feat is to take this extra weight off to which I have joined Weight Watchers. I am encouraged to find a community such as this to read, understand and empathize with others.
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Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Jenny and welcome here!

I think our need to mourn when such a condition impacts our life isn't unusual. It sounds like you're getting a handle on things now and I'm glad you found us.
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell
 
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anita532 responded:
Do not expect the cortisone injection to last forever. They usually have to be repeated every 4 months. The amount of inflammation was probably so great that it will take a FEW injections before you actually feel the relief. And then you will still need to have the "upkeep" injections every 4 months.


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