My left knee problems (PVNS) began in the mid-eighties, with a rare and aggressive form of Arthritis, akin to RA. Unfortunately, regular surgical stripping of the joint is the only way to manage this condition. So after 30+ operations (One a year, sometimes two) and a radiation isotope injection, I find myself with no Cartilage (Meniscus or Articular) in my left knee.
Until three years ago, when the last articular coverage was lost, I was able to manage most things very well. Indeed longs walks, water skiing, snowboarding etc. After I lost that last coverage, life became very painful & limited, as using my knee ground the raw bone ends together. Knee movement was stiff, swollen, painful, and sleep wasn’t all that easy either.
A distant cousin (ran into him at a funeral of all things!) introduced me to RHV, and I’ve never looked back since. The impact was realised within a month! The reduction in swelling, range & freedom of movement I now enjoy with knee flexion is fantastic.
My quality of life dramatically unencumbered, I’ve been able to resume enjoying 70 to 80 % of my former activities. RHV doesn’t fix the underlying problem, but it has got to be the most effective remedial weapon for Arthritis. Of course, I now also use an Unloader brace to support my collapsing joint, but pain control through RHV has been my main weapon in winning back freedom!
Most people I’ve discussed RHV with (who have joint issues) have successfully tried and now use RHV to significantly lift their quality of life. Indeed, on the trip I returned from, two of the other four guys (aged 60 plus!) are using RHV to make the best of such opportunities. Ken (smashed ankle from racing) and Paul (Sjogren’s disease), and myself all managed to walk the remaining kilometer of steep rocky trail to the top of the Blue Rag Range (1700Mt) and back without suffering for it at all!
I can’t say enough about this product. But I do suggest to anybody suffering joint issues, that in fighting the effects of Arthritis, there’s nothing to be lost, and everything to be gained from using RHV. You only have one life, and if there’s a way to clench back some of the freedoms you used to enjoy, then that is indeed priceless, is it not?