Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I Kneed Relief

I finally broke down and am paying an internet billionaire's ransom for a series of hyaluronic acid injections into my right knee. On the long run on Sunday, I suffered a sharp pain at one point - signifying that the slow progression of OA (osteo arthritis) had reached a new plateau.

So once a week for the next 3 weeks, I go in and have a shot in my knee. It kind of freaked me out yesterday when I went in for the first time. Seeing the needle come at my knee was slightly more than I could stand to watch.

Once complete, the treatment will last up to six months before I have to suck down another deductible and do it all over again.

For those interested in reading more about this, go here
The site looks pretty seriously geriatric. But between running and tennis I've been pretty hard on my joints. A little OA in one knee is a small price to pay (I hope).

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