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SYnvisc shots in knee and swelling

I had the series of 3 SYnvisc shots in my left knee last
year. I am starting again and had my first shot a week ago. I did fine last year but this shot last week caused my knee to swell terribly and I cannot bend my knee without pain. I iced and elevated for the last 5 days. I am going for the second shot today, should I refuse the shot?
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replied July 22nd, 2016
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Arthritis has many causes , synvisc shots helps with osteoarthritis. let your doctor decide what is best for you and measure the pros and cons of it for you.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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