Hyaluronic Acid Injection

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring acid in the joints, skin and eyes. The injection is specific for joints at this practice. It acts like a lubricant, and a shock absorber for the knee joints to help them function properly. This a temporary treatment for pain.

How is it given?

This medication is administered to the knee via injection by a doctor. This is primarily given to patients who have Osteoarthritis to help relieve the pain of achy joints by creating a cushion. The dosage and times administered is patient based.

  • Natural Acid
  • Lubricin for joints
  • Substitute for painkillers (Tylenol, Advil, Aleve, Motrin, etc.)
  • Alternative for those who can’t have a total knee replacement
Possible Side Effects
  • Swelling
  • Warmth
  • Stiffness
  • Nausea
  • Numbness/tingling
  • Headache
  • Trouble walking