Long-lasting pain relief from joint pain.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) in the knee acts as a supplemental lubricant and shock-absorber. HA is a molecule found naturally throughout the human body. It is an important component of joint fluid (synovial fluid) which provides lubrication and cushioning for normal, healthy knees.
Hyaluronic acid is designed to stay in the joint and adding to its long-lasting effect. It has been tested in more clinical studies than any other single-injection hyaluronic therapy on the market. It is proven safe for repeated courses of therapy and provides longer-lasting pain relief versus steroid injections. Hyaluronic acid is also derived from a nonanimal source to reduce any risk of allergic reaction.
When you have osteoarthritis of the knee, the hyaluronic acid breaks down and becomes diluted, reducing its natural elastic properties, which can further degrade cartilage tissue and cause increased joint pain.
Am I a candidate for Hyaluronic acid?
- Have you tried pain pills, physical therapy or cortisone injections with no relief?
- You can’t maintain movement through the joint and struggle with stiffness, swelling or pressure?
- You can’t do what you used to be able to do, like walking up stairs, squatting down to pick up an object or just going on a leisure walk.
Many factors influence which knee pain therapies work best for different patients, so talk to your provider at Schrock Medical about hyaluronic acid therapies and find out what is right for you.