Hyaluronic Acid Joint Preservation Treatment
Hyaluronic acid is a powerful substance that is found in many types of tissue in the body. It is a pliable substance that collects and retains moisture for tissue to maintain flexibility. Hyaluronic acid helps tissues to maintain elasticity and is a vital component in synovial joint fluid for lubrication. When hyaluronic acid levels are low in joints, it can result in increased inflammation, stiffness and pain. Our orthopedic physicians at DOCS Health offer hyaluronic acid joint preservation treatment at our Los Angeles medical center.
In weight-bearing joints, like the knee, synovial fluid is crucial for providing lubrication to all the moving components. Hyaluronic acid is part of the lubricating elements that protect joint components from friction during movement. Aging, osteoarthritis and other factors can contribute to lower levels of hyaluronic acid in the joint. This can result in more friction, inflammation and joint damage, causing pain and reducing mobility.
Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Joint Pain
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that can be delivered to joints with low synovial fluid through injection therapy. The treatment is non-invasive with little risk or downtime. It can be performed in a quick office visit at our orthopedic clinic in LA. Hyaluronic acid dissipates over time. Most patients need to have a hyaluronic acid injection once every month to maintain the lubricating and pain-relieving effects.
Hyaluronic acid joint preservation treatment is non-invasive and just one of the many joint therapies we offer at DOCS Health. It may be combined with other regenerative or interventional medicine treatments to preserve the joints and relieve pain. If you suffer from arthritis or other degenerative joint pain or functional issues, contact us to schedule an informative consultation with one of our orthopedic joint doctors.