Hi! I have OA in my knees and back, but my right knee is particularly bad. I am always so stiff in the knees in the morning that I almost fall over trying to stand. My right knee is really swollen, and hurts about at an 11 on a 1-10 scale. I was prescribed naproxen which doesn't work, and then flexaril which was a joke. I received a cortisone injection in the right knee, but that didn't seem to do much after about the 2nd day. I've also now been prescribed vicodin, but that even rarely helps! I try to go on walks, but can't really make it that far at all, and as far as the gym, all the strength training exercises are unbearable. I'm sitting here writing this at 4:47 AM because the pain has been getting so bad recently in that right knee, that I NEVER sleep through the night anymore. None of my docs seem to think this is a big deal! I don't know what to do... I'm now losing weight on a vegan diet, but that's not instantaneous, so I feel like I'm up against a wall and in a world of hurt. If anyone has any advice, I would be very appreciative!! Thanks-- CView Thread
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