Hyaluronic Acid – Viscosupplementation Knee Injections
The knee joints contain synovial fluid that helps lubricate the joints to reduce friction, wear/tear and inflammation. Hyaluronic acid is a key component of synovial fluid, which can be depleted due to aging and other factors. Hyaluronic acid or viscosupplementation knee injections can offer pain relief for those with knee arthritis or degenerative conditions and is available at CLEAR Wellness Group in Chicago.
Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like substance that collects and retains moisture in tissues in the body, including the knee joints. When synovial fluid becomes low in the knee, components may not glide and move easily. This can result in wear on the cartilage and inflammation in the joints. Hyaluronic acid is less plentiful in the body as it ages, which can contribute to knee joint deterioration and pain. Viscosupplementation knee injections can restore hyaluronic acid levels in the synovial fluid and provide improved movement and pain relief.
Knee Joint Pain Injections
For many patients with knee arthritis, friction and chronic pain can benefit from hyaluronic acid or viscosupplementation injections. At CLEAR Wellness Group, we provide fluoroscopy-guided knee joint pain injections, including hyaluronic acid injections. Our pain physicians can recommend a viscosupplementation injection treatment plan. Some patients can benefit from a single injection while others may require a series of injections for knee pain relief. It may require a few weeks for hyaluronic acid knee injections to be effective, but the pain management results can last several months for those suffering from poor lubrication in the knee joints.
Knee joint pain can be caused by a wide variety of injuries and conditions. If you suffer from chronic knee pain that is impacting your mobility, contact us at CLEAR Wellness Group. We offer advanced diagnosis and pain management options, including hyaluronic acid or viscosupplementation knee injections at our medical clinic in Chicago.