Hyaluronic Acid Injection for Knee Pain
Updated: Jul 7
Over time our joints take on a lot of wear and tear. Whether you are a fast-paced athlete or just an average individual, it is common to notice general aches and pains in the joints. While this is a normal occurrence, there are ways to avoid this and even to ease the pain that may already exist.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring fluid found within our bones, joints, cartilage, tendons, and connective tissues. It can be found in these places of the body:
One of the most important places that hyaluronic acid exists is in the hyaline cartilage, which is found at the end of bones and is used for cushioning. This cartilage protects the bones from hitting each other as you move.
Synovial fluid is a fluid that can be found within the joints, and its primary purpose is to reduce friction of the joints during movement and provide lubrication. As we age, it is very common for this fluid to decrease. This can cause stiffness, pain, and a decrease in range of motion.
The less synovial fluid that is present in a joint, the less that joint will smoothly glide during movement. Therefore stiffness and pain over time is a normal and natural process.
Hyaluronic Acid Injections
Hyaluronic acid plays an important role in movement and protection of the joint itself. As this natural substance decreases over time, general discomfort and stiffness in the joints and surrounding areas becomes more common. For this reason, hyaluronic acid is becoming a popular and helpful injection treatment from a chiropractor.
Due to these injections being FDA approved, many individuals have felt comfortable giving them a try and in turn have had great results. Some insurance companies, like Medicare may even cover some of this treatment for knee pain and osteoarthritis.
Where Hyaluronic Acid Injections Are Used
Hyaluronic acid injections have had the best results for individuals with osteoarthritis. By injecting the acid back into the joint where it has been depleted, ease of movements and less pain will be noticed quickly. The knee and shoulder are the most common areas where hyaluronic acid injections are given, but they can be administered in any joint.
Hyaluronic Acid Provided by Health In Motion
We are excited to announce that Health In Motion are now offering these injections in our office in Debary. Our nurse practitioner will meet with you to evaluate you and see if you would be a good candidate for a hyaluronic acid injection. She will also determine a chiropractic care treatment plan based on your case with how many treatments are necessary for optimal results. The injections themselves are quick and easy.
Loss of natural hyaluronic acid is inevitable as we age. Groundbreaking treatments such as the injections we offer in our office are a great and natural way to keep the body moving comfortably with less pain and more ease. Consider booking an appointment to see if hyaluronic acid injections are a good fit for you.