Hyaluronic Acid Injections

By Matt Paulus, MS, ATC, Site Coordinator

Hyaluronic Acid Injections

By: Matt Paulus, MS, ATC, Site Coordinator

Hyaluronic acid injections treat knee pain

Hyaluronic acid injections treat knee pain

Over 30 million people suffer with joint pain. The pain is often debilitating and can keep you from staying active and make daily activities nearly impossible. Injections can be a conservative option for easing your joint pain and getting you moving again..

JOI Physicians use a variety of Hyaluronic Acid injections. Hyaluronic acid injections are an early intervention treatment for patients who suffer from Osteoarthritis. The knee gel which is injected is a natural supplement for the synovial fluid of the joint. The injection works by acting like a lubricant and shock absorber in the knee joint and helps the knee to work properly. The goal is to decrease pain so that the patient is able to return to an active lifestyle.

Common brands of hyaluronic acid injections used by JOI physicians include:

  • Euflexxa
  • Hyalgan
  • Orthovisc
  • Gel One
  • Synvisc.

It may take more than one series of injections to make the knee pain go away. Typically you will receive a series of injections one week apart for a total of 3 or 4 injections. There is no need to suffer from the effects of Osteoarthritis.

Common Side Effects

Some common side effects include:

  • Pain in the joints
  • Difficulty with moving
  • Muscle stiffness or pain

 

JOI Rehab

Whether you are suffering from arthritis issues, joint pain, or injuries resulting from any type of activity, JOI has 12 physical therapy clinics conveniently located in Jacksonville and Northeast FL who specialize in orthopedic rehab. You should check with your insurance company before you start this treatment. Some companies cover the injections, but some not at all.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment at JOI Rehab for physical therapy, call (904) 858-7045. Come see us!

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