Today I finally got my Synvisc One injections!! I love my new Othopedic surgeon, Dr. James Gilbert (http://mostsportsmedicine.com/therapist/dr-james-gilbert/). I went to see Dr. Gilbert a few months back to get my aging knees checked out and found out thankfully that I had no new meniscus tears and no arthritis (I have had meniscus repairs on both knees). All good news, but my mileage is high and there is no sign of me slowing down anytime soon.
So it was time to take a preemptive strike…enter Synvisc One (http://www.synviscone.com/what-is-synvisc-one.aspx) . Synvisc One is like adding some lubrication to your knees to help lessen the wear and tear. Especially fitting considering my aggro lifestyle.
After wrangling with my insurance company for two months, I finally had my Synvisc One delivered to Dr. Gilbert’s office (they really went the extra mile to help me in dealing with the ineptitudes of my insurance company) and today I got the injections (one in each knee).
I need to lay low for 48 hours and then can resume normal activity and could notice “relief” within a month. My knees don’t hurt daily, but when I really push hard they ache. I hope this extends my martial arts career, skiing, lifting etc.
I’ll check back with you in a month…
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