Osteoarthritis, or "wear and tear" arthritis, is the primary cause of knee pain. It is a degenerative condition of the bones and joints that can cause pain, swelling and limited movements of the joint.
Our 5-week non-surgical program uses a holistic approach to inject hyaluronic acid into the joint space. This supplement mimics the synovial fluid of the joint space which helps protect and lubricate the cartilage. This will help the knee move smoothly.
Using needle guided fluoroscopy to ensure the precise location, we inject hyaluronic acid into the knee joint to restore your synovial fluid to a healthier state.
Along with the injection series, we provide a home physical therapy plan and a knee brace to help realign and strengthen the surrounding muscles and ligature.
Hyaluronic acid injections, also referred to as viscosupplementation therapy, may reduce inflammation and friction as well as slow the degeneration of cartilage and bone.
In some people, the viscosity of hyaluronic acid may provide better lubrication and shock absorption of the knee joint. These effects may reduce friction within the joint, thereby reducing pain and stiffness, and preventing the loss of cartilage and bone.
Research shows hyaluronic acid injections may provide anti-inflammatory effects such as reduced pain, inflammation, and/or swelling in the knee.
Hyaluronic acid molecules form a boundary around nerve endings, preventing pain signals from being sent to the brain. These molecules also bind to other cells in the knee that signal pain. Through these mechanisms, knee pain may be decreased.
The viscosity of hyaluronic acid may also have positive effects on the cartilage, bone, and other surrounding tissues in the knee.