Hyaluronic Acid Injections
Your body created hyaluronic acid. It's a natural part of the fluid that lubricates and cushions your joints and helps keep them working smoothly. When you have degenerative joint conditions, the hyaluronic acid in the affected joint thins. Hyaluronic acid injections add to the body's natural supply. You may hear doctors refer to these injections as "viscosupplementation," which means they help with the fluid in your joints.
Many doctors give hyaluronic acid injections to people with knee osteoarthritis whose symptoms don’t get better with painkillers or non-drug treatments such as heat or ice. Hyaluronic injections are also often tried by people who can't take painkillers like acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin), or naproxen sodium (Aleve) or can't have or aren't ready for total knee replacement surgery.
Studies show hyaluronic acid injections can work better than prescription painkillers for people with degenerative joint conditions. Other studies have shown they also may work as well or better than corticosteroid knee injections.
Our experts at Minneapolis Regenerative Medicine are ready to help you understand more on how this innovative therapy works with your body and how we administer hyaluronic acid injections safely to our patients. Book a consultation with us online or call the clinic directly at 612-424-6942!