Knee Pain Injection Therapy
Hyaluronic Acid Knee Injections in Sycamore, IL: Osteoarthritis, often called OA or wear-and-tear arthritis, can damage any joint in your body, but the disorder most commonly affects your knees. This condition occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions your bones at the joint wears down or breaks away and the bones rub together. The joint fluid loses its shock-absorbing qualities, and the result is pain, swelling, stiffness, and eventually loss of movement. By contrast, a healthy knee’s cartilage and lubricating joint fluid protect and cushion the bones, making moving and bending easy.
Symptoms of Osteoarthritis of the Knee
- Morning stiffness
- Difficulty climbing stairs
- Difficulty doing daily activities
- Refraining from exercise
Osteoarthritis of the knee is extremely painful. The pain is often worse after exercise and when you put weight or pressure on your leg. If you have osteoarthritis of the knee, it will be sore, swollen, stiff, and harder to move over time. You may also notice a rubbing, grating, or crackling sound.
Hyaluronic Acid Knee Injections for Osteoarthritis
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.
The goal of osteoarthitis injections is to supplement the poor quality of hyaluronic acid in the painful knee with additional highly purified hyaluronic acid.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Natural knee fluid replacement therapy consists of natural injections into the knee that are painless. The injection is most often provided as an in-office procedure. The injection site will be cleaned prior to the insertion of the needle. If the knee is swollen, our doctors may extract fluid. We will then administer the injection. Patients should understand the risks that injection results will vary based upon the degree of damage inflicted to the knee. In addition, some treatments may include multiple injection sessions.
The best recommendation is to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our medical professionals so they can answer any questions and put your mind at ease about concerns that you may have in regards to this simple and safe procedure. Most insurance plans will cover multiple hyaluronic acid knee injections.