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
- Trouble walking