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Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, affects approximately 8.5 million people in the UK. It is most common in women and people in older age groups; approximately 50% of people ages 65 or older have osteoarthritis. As a degenerative disease, it worsens over time and often results in chronic pain, which can make everyday tasks difficult.
While many people have traditionally taken steroid injections for joint pain, hyaluronic acid injection therapy is a new and exciting treatment option in the UK. It is highly recommended for people looking for assistance with joint pain and the effects can last for up to 3 years.
Book your session with the expert team at PhysioHelp4You and experience the benefits.
Some of the common conditions that can be treated using hyaluronic acid injection therapy include:
It can also be performed following arthroscopy, a procedure for diagnosing and treating joint problems. Hyaluronic acid itself is a substance procedure naturally by the body. Within joints, it helps to cushion and lubricate, allowing them to continue operating smoothly.
The process of injecting hyaluronic acid is also known as viscosupplementation, which literally means they help the fluid in a person’s joints. We will start by discussing your health history and performing a physical examination in order to make a diagnosis of your condition.
While the number of injections and timing can vary from person to person, the injection itself is always administered in the same way. The area will first be clean and any excess fluid will be withdrawn if the joint is swollen. With the needle still in place, the hyaluronic acid will be injected directly into the affected joint.
As noted, hyaluronic acid injection therapy helps to take away pain related to osteoarthritis and other joint-related conditions, and its effects can last for up to 3 years. It is a safe and effective treatment option and patients will be able to resume normal activities immediately.
The injections can help to delay joint replacement for several years and there is no limit on the number of lifetime injections a person can receive. There are few side effects related to this therapy. Any side effects that a person experiences are minimal and short-term.
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Yes. The physiotherapist needs special qualifications to do injections.
A Physiotherapist is a healthcare professional. But we think physiotherapists should have a title as a doctor really 🙂
No. It is only a pinch then the needle goes into 2 bones where there is empty space with air. We can freeze/numb the skin before injection if you need this.
Yes. Orthovisc injection is a hyaluronic acid which is injected into the joint to hydrate it and reduce pain to minimum. Improve mobility. Injections can help avoid joint replacement. Hyaluronic acid injections are much safer than cortisone injections.
Viscosupplementation (Hyaluronic acid injection) or PRP are the best injections for knew arthritis.