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Diane loves living an active lifestyle. She’s a retired teacher who treasures the time she gets to spend with family and friends. Whether it’s enjoying a walk through her neighborhood, participating in water aerobics sessions, or practicing line dancing during her beautiful stays in Florida, Diane also gives online classes for her community in Florida.
Osteoarthritis Pain Treatment Options
If you’re living with knee osteoarthritis (OA), you’ve likely tried supplements, over-the-counter or non-prescription treatments for joint pain relief.
But with the help of your doctor, you may also decide to try other medications that may help with OA knee pain and improve your joint function or range of motion. Ideally, you may find that your daily activities become easier.
Dave Stasiw : Slowing Down from Knee Pain “Not an Option” for Former Competitive Hockey Player
I was always very active, and although I played competitive hockey, I never broke a bone, never got hurt – I would go forward all the time –slowing down was not an option for me. Dave also enjoys fishing and hiking in rough terrain…
Paula Diggins: Finding pain relief from knee OA and improving her lifestyle with Synvisc-One®
Before using Synvisc-One®, I could not bear weight without experiencing pain in my left knee. I had pain in the right knee/hip because I was compensating for the left knee. I also had pain at nighttime, so I had disrupted sleep all night and woke up not rested…
Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20) is a gel-like fluid, containing a derivative of hyaluronic acid, that is used as a temporary replacement and supplement for joint fluid. Synvisc-One® is the only formulation that mimics the elasticity and thickness of joint fluid (called synovial fluid). Synvisc-One® can provide relief for knee pain and decrease discomfort, allowing more extensive movement of the knee. SYNVISC®/Synvisc-One® is the most widely-used across Canada and is the only one that can be used for all stages of joint and knee pathology.
This product may not be right for you. Consult your health professional.