Injections for Patella Femoral pain?

by Roy

I have PF syndrome in both knees for like 5-6 months now and purchased your program about six weeks ago and have been following it regularly. I can do most of the exercise without much pain but do have pain in most all of my daily activities. Sitting with the knee bent seems to bother it the most. Any repetitive motion activity (bike, elliptical, etc) all seem to strain the knees further.


I have also had some real deep tissue massage in the quads, glutes, IT bands, hamstrings, etc. I use a foam roller as well most each night for a self massage. Taking an anti inflammatory as well to help with the pain.

Finally my sports med orthopedic doc agreed to do MRI's. Had them done last week and the good news is they show nothing wrong but that's also the frustrating news??? He says he wouldnt do anything surgically. He did mention trying cortisone injections to try and calm down the inflammation.

So my question is have you heard of anyone using injections for PF pain? Also how much longer would you continue your program (been 6 weeks) before I try the injections? I am a 50 year old guy, like to be very active so...this is quite frustrating.

Thanks for your response

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Feb 19, 2009
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PFS injections
by: Bart - SII

Injections are not unheard of, however the results can vary significantly and how long they last can as well.

Have you noticed improvements in your mobility and strength since working on the PFS program? It is set out in a 6 week cycle, but it can take much longer depending on what else could be going on in and around the knee.

Bart

Apr 17, 2009
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Ongoing Knee Problems
by: Dawnett

I had the same problem as you and it ended in me have a patella femoral replacement due to the fact that I did not have any cartilage left under my knee cap. But that did not fix the problem either. I have had 3 knee surgeries since I had that done and am now trying to get a partial knee replacement. The doctor does not want to do that because he does not want to bother the implant that is already there so I still live in pain

Jul 09, 2009
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Injections for pfs
by: Anonymous

I have been dealing with this for 8 years now.Injections are a gamble, and painful. They have never helped my knees. Surgery did not help either. Knowing your limits and pain meds are my advise. Docs will try to run you through the mill, but be cautous, research treachment.

Oct 28, 2009
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So Frustrating.
by: Anonymous

I can understand your frustration with the doctors finding nothing wrong. It has been about 1 and 1/2 years since I first hurt my knee. The doctor gave me one Cortisone injection and to tell the truth I never felt anything. He was very nice and explained that they use the cortisone not to decrease your pain but the swelling and with less swelling hopefully the knee will start heal and then you'll have less pain.

Anyway hope this helped you. Here's to a faster recovery than mine! Good luck.

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