Reduce Pain and Improve Function with Viscosupplementation Injections to the Knee
Osteoarthritis is a chronic and painful degenerative condition affecting the joints. When it affects the knees, it can make walking difficult and significantly impair mobility. Millions of Americans suffer from this painful condition. Peak Medical offers a natural and non-surgical “knee replacement” therapy that has effectively relieved osteoarthritis pain for hundreds of patients in Berkeley Heights and the surrounding areas.
Viscosupplementation injections are a procedure in which the doctor will inject a lubricating fluid, or hyaluronic acid, back into the joints. Hyaluronic acid is normally found in the fluid that lubricates and cushions your knee joint. Hyaluronic acid is injected into the knee to relieve pain due to osteoarthritis. Hyaluronic acid is a treatment option for people who do not get adequate pain relief from simple painkillers or from exercise and physical therapy.
What to Expect During the Procedure
During the procedure, hyaluronic acid is injected directly into the joint capsule of the knee. The additional fluid reduces friction between the bones and joints, thereby reducing pain. Viscosupplementation injections also help to slow the degeneration of the joints. Some doctors also believe that these injections can help the body begin to produce additional hyaluronic acid on its own, but this is not always the case. This is a great alternative to a full knee replacement. Because it is relatively noninvasive, you can usually return to normal activities soon after the procedure. Generally, the treatments last for a few months or even years depending on the severity of the osteoarthritis.
Benefits of Viscosupplementation Injections
Over time, patients who receive viscosupplementation injections will begin to see a reduction of pain and increased ease of motion in the knee. The injections can also reduce the spread of osteoarthritis by minimizing the degeneration of the joints.
Why You Should Choose Peak Medical for Viscosupplementation Injections
Peak Medical is holistic health center that is dedicated to developing customized and comprehensive health and wellness plans for each patient. Viscosupplementation injections are often used as part of a larger treatment plan that may involve physical therapy, acupuncture and nutritional planning.