What Are Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections?
Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections are a form of viscosupplementation that helps to lubricate the knee joint and mitigate the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Axe Holistic Medicine offers these therapeutic injections of hyaluronan, which is a substance that occurs naturally in the articular cartilage of your knee and in the synovial fluid that lubricates the joint, in an outpatient setting.
If you have osteoarthritis that affects your knees, an injection of hyaluronic acid could help ease your pain and stiffness.
People with arthritis get these shots to help lubricate their joints so that they work more smoothly.
Our medical staff may recommend Hyaluronic Acid injection therapy as part of a broader non-surgical treatment regimen that may include:
Hyaluronic Acid knee injections are generally administered on a weekly basis, and some patients may benefit from as few as three shots. Local anesthetic may be used to numb the knee prior to injection, and this type of viscosupplementation can be administered right in our clinic.