Viscosupplementation Knee Injection
Friction during movement can cause knee inflammation and pain. Osteoarthritis and other degenerative conditions impact the knee joint, resulting in chronic pain and limited movement. One of the factors that cause friction in the knee joint is the reduction of synovial fluid and hyaluronic acid, elements that lubricate the joint. Ospina Medical in NYC offers interventional medicine options to slow joint deterioration and reduce pain, including viscosupplementation knee injections.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that attracts and retains moisture in fluids and tissues in the body. Synovial fluid in the knee joints contain hyaluronic acid, allowing the components of the knee to move smoothly without friction. As you age, the body slows its production of hyaluronic acid. This can result in less lubrication of the knee joint and increased friction, leading to faster wearing of the cartilage and increased joint inflammation. To reduce friction, injections of hyaluronic acid, or viscosupplementation knee injections, can be performed.
Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Knee Pain
If you have knee osteoarthritis or inflammation caused by knee joint friction, directly supplementing hyaluronic acid may offer pain relief. Our interventional pain physicians at Ospina Medical offer viscosupplementation knee injections that can replace lost hyaluronic acid and improve knee function. We use precise, image-guided hyaluronic acid injections in a series of treatments to increase levels in the knee joint. While osteoarthritis cannot be cured, many patients gain improved function and reduced pain with viscosupplementation knee injections.
Functional and interventional medicine can offer pain relief and better function for aging knee joints. If you suffer from degenerative knee pain, come see our pain management team at Ospina Medical in Midtown Manhattan. We offer innovative treatments, like hyaluronic acid knee injections, that can slow joint deterioration and reduce pain. Contact our office today for an appointment.