Osteoarthritis can be a crippling disease. Usually occurring in adults after the age of forty, it is caused by general wear and tear as well as putting excessive strain on the knee joints. It is progressive and can have a disastrous effect on the quality of your life. It restricts motion and can be extremely painful. It is estimated that more than 25 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, and a high percentage of these experience the most severe problems in the knee.
The normal treatment for this, as there is no actual cure, is anti-inflammatory medicines. But these can have side effects and really only provide temporary relief.
Now there is an alternative. Supartz hyaluronic acid knee injections can bring greater relief and can, again restore a more active lifestyle, In fact, as the pain and the inflammation decreases, the patient is able to exercise more, which can, in turn mean weight loss and the resultant decrease in pressure on the knee.
A program of Supartz hyaluronic acid knee injections can be administered by your medical professional quite easily. The injection of this visco supplement places a gel into the joint which effectively mimics a substance which is naturally produced by the body. It can improve motor skills as well as relieving pain and suffering. The injections are normally given in a series of between three and five, usually spaced about one week apart. It can take several weeks to feel any benefits, and this relief will normally last for approximately 6 months.
Talk to us today if you are fed up with suffering from pain in your knees due to osteoarthritis. We can assess your suitability for a series of Supartz hyaluronic acid knee injections and begin to bring you some relief from pain and increase your mobility and your quality of life.