HYALURONIC ACID tREATMENTS
Knee pain climbing the stairs? Hip pain that's waking you from sleep? Can't be as active as you once were? If your arthritis is holding you back, a hyaluronic acid (HA) injection might be the answer.
Our joints have a natural lubricant called synovial fluid. When arthritis pain develops, this natural fluid becomes less viscous and therefore less effective. HA treatments are made to mimic your natural synovial fluid, acting like an "oil change" for the joint. HA is also believed to have anti-inflammatory effects that help you resume your typical level of activity.
A Cochrane review study looked at 76 different trials examining the effectiveness of HA injections. Not only did the study conclude that HA injections were effective in reducing pain and improving function, but these positive effects also lasted longer than traditional cortisone injections (1).
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Bellamy N et al. (2006). Viscosupplementation for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 2.