Osteoarthritis :: Anyone Tried Kinesiology Tape?
Aug 9, 2015
I was just wondering if any of you have tried Kinesiology tape?
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My OA is so severe now, and I am living in constant agony, with my life basically on hold until my next TKR (49 YO and feel like i'm on the scrapheap!) Anyway, I've been reading a bit about K Taping, and thought I'd give it a go. I can't BELIEVE how effective it is! The pain is all but gone, the grating bone-on-bone has reduced, and I can get in and out of my house without a crutch/stick! Which I haven't been able to do for about 12 month.
I only tried it today for the first time, but by golly I'm hooked! The relief is instant, and constant (so far).
Id be interested to hear if anyone else has tried it, and if the relief is long-lasting or a flash in the pan.
I have been suffering from hip bursitis, both sides, for about a year now. Two steroid injections into the worst hip haven't helped. I've been following a physiotherapy course for a month, but am still in pain. Added to this, I have osteoarthritis in my knees, top of my right foot and both thumbs, all of which are painful at the moment. I also am feeling very tired and under the weather. I will be seeing my Orthopaedic Consultant on Wednesday and am wondering what to ask him. He'll be checking on the hip bursitis, but will he be able to do anything about the arthritis? More steroid injections? Should I ask to see a Rheumatologist? My legs and hips feel very heavy and I'm so tired of feeling like this, with little energy.
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I had a TVT done 7 years ago and over the past 6-8 months I have been leaking urine and having pain, I went to the docs 3 weeks ago and was told I have a cystocele, i'm awaiting hospital appointment, has anyone been through the same?
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How many dare you take in one day?
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I have been told today that i need both knees replaced has anybody got some advice for me?
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The thing is my neck makes a grinding noise all day and every day , is this normal ? And my lower back is so unbelievably in chronic pain , I can't do anything without it hurting , it gets to the point where my back locks itself and I can't move and every now and then my back goes into a spasm and I end up in hospital because I go into shock and my lips turn blue , but all they do is inject me with some relaxant and send me home , I've asked my dr to get me an X-ray but all they give me is more and more morphine .
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I have Osteoarthritis I think, although the doctor didn't really do any tests to confirm it. Perhaps there's nothing they can do, I don't know. Anyway, it started out when I had a frozen shoulder when I was sixty from fracturing a small bone without realizing it. Because of the strain on the other shoulder that subsequently froze up as well. I had to sleep on my back for nearly a year, but after two lots of cortisone injections into the joints and lots of active dancing in my bedroom whilst in agony, they finally freed themselves and got back to normal. After that episode I found that my lower back was painful when I got out of bed in the mornings, and my right knee would collapse with pain up and down the stairs. My right hip now gives me a lot of pain too, and sometimes all of these joints play up together, leaving me in lots of pain. I do find that paracetamol helps, and I do use voltarol etc. I have tried using flexiseq also, which is a topical treatment that is supposed to lubricate the joint, but it is very expensive at £18 a tube and I'm not really sure whether it works or not. It seems to work sometimes, but not others.
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Also, I find that I can wake up occasionally with more or less no pain at all for no reason that I can make out. I wish I knew what it was! Perhaps something I ate, or just didn't do the previous day?? who knows??
Does osteoarthritis generally cause an elevated Sed Rate and and elevated C-Reactive Protein? Anyone have these tests elevated with your condition?
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Has anyone found that these injections make you put on weight. I have had a fair few and due for some more next week. In the beginning I had a spine injection and then in the leg - I am on Pazital and Lyrica but a lose dose. But looking back, the injections have been the best as I walk quite a bit.
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I know the UK have a maximum - but can't remember how many. I last had the injections about 3 years ago, 4 in one thigh and 3 in the other. I suppose it depends on the strength too but I haven't ever been told the strength.
everyone that suffer from osteoarthritis! I had to post a message about the recent news about a possible cure for the long term disease that's osteoarthritis. Recent research suggests that a compound ( sulforaphane) found in broccoli if used in the form of a pill ( you would have to eat vast amounts of broccoli to get equal benefits to one dose of the drug) blocks the inflammation and damage to the cartilage. SFX-01 it's called. Science is amazing I hope it will not take too long to have it available and help millions of people
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I was diagnosed with oa in 2012 via x ray of my left knee since then its got a lot worse over the last year my foot goes numb and tingly only after standing a few seconds to the point i nearly fall over ! my hips and back also ache ! ive been to the doctors so many times with this ! all they do is give me pain relief and exercise which is just 1 big circle cant excersise because of the numbness ! im 51 and the doctor says im too young for a knee replacement and that they only last 10 years ! ive also had the knee injections ! now all my limbs seem achey and the back of my neck now as slight pain and i feel like im drunk all the time my next appointment is not for another 2 weeks and i feel like the doctor is fed up with me !
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I have had osteoarthritis for the last two years have it in most joints quite bad in hands managed on just two codydramol a day but recently started going through the menopause and suffering from bad night sweats, saw my gp yesterday and has put me on Gabapentin for pain and night sweats they are 300mg took one last night and felt completely out of it and today feel really tired and irritable is anyone else on this drug that could tell me if drug is any good and if side effects settle down have to build up to two a day but don't feel I would be able function normally during the day.
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