3 Mistakes People Make When Seeing a Doctor
for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain
Are you sabotaging your own chances for having a successful appointment about your knee pain? Avoid these common mistakes to get more out of your next doctor visit.
Mistake #1: Letting the doctor take the lead
Mistake #2: Waiting for the doctor to bring up treatments
Take advantage of your doctor's "how are you doing?" opening question to say exactly what you'd like to get out of the appointment. Do you have a specific treatment you want to discuss? Are you concerned about changes in your knee pain? Let your doctor know your goal for the appointment.
Think it might be time for a different treatment? Don't wait to see what your doctor recommends. Research treatments and bring a list of options that you are interested in discussing with your doctor. "Patients who do some form of research on knee osteoarthritis, prior to the appointment, get the most benefit from the time spent." - Orthopedist"
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Mistake #3: Not asking the doctor to explain all your options
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Sometimes doctors like to keep things simple by discussing one treatment at a time. But knowing all your treatment options for now and the future can help you make better decisions about managing your knee pain.
"We went over all possible options and rejected those that were inappropriate. The rest were prioritized. What more could a patient ask for than a plan?" - Knee Osteoarthritis Patient
Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20) is indicated for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative non-pharmacologic therapy and simple analgesics, e.g., acetaminophen.Important Safety Information
Before trying Synvisc-One, tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction, such as swelling of the face, tongue or throat, respiratory difficulty, rash, itching or hives to SYNVISC or any hyaluronan-based products. Allergic reactions, some which can be potentially severe, have been reported during the use of Synvisc-One. Should not be used in patients with an infected knee joint, skin disease or infection around the area where the injection will be given, and should be used with caution when there is swelling of the legs due to problems with venous stasis or lymphatic drainage.
Synvisc-One is only for injection into the knee, performed by a doctor or other qualified health care professional. Synvisc-One has not been tested to show pain relief in joints other than the knee. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to products from birds – such as feathers, eggs or poultry – or if your leg is swollen or infected.
Synvisc-One has not been tested in children (≤21years old), pregnant women or women who are nursing. You should tell your doctor if you think you are pregnant or if you are nursing a child.
Talk to your doctor before resuming strenuous weight-bearing activities after treatment.
The side effects sometimes seen after Synvisc-One include (<2% each): pain, swelling, heat, redness, and/or fluid build-up in or around the knee. Tell your doctor if you experience any side effects after treatment with Synvisc One.
View the complete prescribing information for Synvisc-One. (PDF)
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† The views presented herein are solely those of Dr. DiNubile, Orthopaedic Surgeon. Sanofi US does not endorse Dr. DiNubile or his book, FrameWork. Dr. DiNubile is a paid advisor for Sanofi US. Be sure to consult with your own doctor before starting any exercise program or health regimen.
Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20) is indicated for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative non-pharmacologic therapy and simple analgesics, e.g., acetaminophen.
Before trying Synvisc-One, tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction, such as swelling of the face, tongue or throat, respiratory difficulty, rash, itching or hives to SYNVISC or any hyaluronan-based products. View more
Important Safety Information for Synvisc-One: Before trying Synvisc-One, tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction, such as swelling of the face, tongue or throat, respiratory difficulty, rash, itching or hives to SYNVISC or any hyaluronan-based products. Click for complete prescribing information for Synvisc-One»