Hyaluronan joint fluid therapy, also known as viscosupplementation, is a medical treatment that can be used to treat arthritis pain in the knees. Many patients battling pain and inflammation in their knees due to arthritis or osteoarthritis use this treatment method because the fluid used is the same substance that healthy human joints produce on their own.
When a joint is working the way it should, the body produces enough supply of a fluid called hyaluronan. Hyaluronan is a thick, somewhat sticky substance, so when there is an adequate supply in the joints, it lubricates them for easy movement and works to absorb shock when pressure is applied to the joint.
This form of fluid therapy may be ideal for arthritis patients who do not experience relief from physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, warm and cold compresses, or the use of joint wraps and braces. It is most appropriately recommended for individuals who have mild to moderate arthritis in their knee joints.
At Swift Health, our medical team seeks to provide relief for patients whose past arthritis treatments have failed to effectively manage pain and inflammation. With hyaluronan joint fluid therapy, patients can take advantage of a natural treatment that restores joint fluid and facilitates smoother joint movement.
Hyaluronan injections can be applied to one or both knees, and in the majority of cases, side effects are very mild. Swelling or pain near the injection site may occur, but it clears up shortly after the treatment is completed.
This type of fluid therapy can be repeated weekly for several weeks, and the effects of hyaluronan joint fluid injections usually last for several months. Once the effect wears off, arthritis patients can have the therapy process initiated again so that they continue to experience relief.
If you reside in or around the College Park, GA area and you are currently dealing with joint pain and stiffness due to arthritis, we welcome you to contact Swift Health or book an appointment online. Our dedicated team of medical professionals will walk you through your treatment options and ensure that you receive the best possible care.