You might benefit from hyaluronic acid treatment (HA) if you have knee osteoarthritis and it affects your mobility. A series of injections can ease pain, reduce inflammation, and improve your quality of life. At Reflex Knee Specialists, the team of orthopedic specialists uses hyaluronic acid treatment (HA) to decrease inflammation. To make an appointment, call the nearest office in Portland, Oregon; Bellevue, Washington; or Tempe, Arizona, or book online today.
Hyaluronic acid treatment (HA) is an outpatient procedure that helps lubricate your knee joints.
During treatment, your Reflex Knee Specialists provider injects hyaluronic acid –– a thick and viscous substance that cushions the joints –– into your knee. Once the hyaluronic acid enters your body, it provides an additional layer of protection and enhances your joint’s range of motion.
Consider hyaluronic acid treatment (HA) at Reflex Knee Specialists if you experience any of the following symptoms:
That’s especially true if your symptoms persist or worsen, even after at-home treatments like ice, rest, or taking anti-inflammatory pain medication.
Hyaluronic acid treatment is safe and usually well-tolerated, but it isn’t right for everyone. The team at Reflex Knee Specialists might recommend a different approach to arthritis management if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or have allergies to certain types of medication.
Before administering hyaluronic acid injections, your Reflex Knee Specialists provider cleans and sterilizes your knee joint with an antiseptic solution. If there’s visible swelling or redness, your provider also injects a local anesthetic.
After the anesthetic sets in, your provider administers a series of hyaluronic acid injections into your knee joint. The number of injections you receive depends on various factors, including your medical history and the severity of your symptoms.
After hyaluronic acid treatment (HA), avoid strenuous exercise for at least 48 hours. In the days following your injections, it’s normal to experience redness and minor buildup of joint fluid. Take it easy, drink lots of water, and follow your provider’s instructions.
Hyaluronic acid treatment (HA) typically relieves joint pain for 4-12 weeks*. Even so, if your pain or inflammation returns, your provider can readminister the injections as necessary.
To see if you’re a candidate for hyaluronic acid treatment (HA), make an appointment at Reflex Knee Specialists by calling the nearest office or booking online today.
*Individual results may vary.