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Knee Pain Treatment: Viscosupplementation Injections

Background - Knee Joint Pain Injections with Viscosupplementation Hayluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occuring substance found in the synovial (joint) fluid. This thick, gel-like fluid helps to lubricate and cushion the joint. People with osteoarthritis (OA) have less amount of HA in their joints. Viscosupplementation is a synthesized version of HA designed to be [...]

Osteoarthritis (OA) – Arthritis Treatment Options

Part 1 - Medications For Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis (OA) is a ubiquitous condition which can affect any of the joints. The most commonly affected joints are the knee, hip, and hand joints. According to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), the treatment of OA should include medications, non-pharmacologic therapies, rehabilitation therapy, splints or other joint aids, [...]

Arthritis Joint Pain – Do You Have Osteoarthritis (OA)?

Arthritis joint pain is a ubiquitous problem.  In many people, especially those middle-aged individuals, diagnostic testing will reveal the presence of osteoarthritis (OA) – more commonly known as simply “arthritis” - as the primary cause of the joint pain.  Up to 85% older than 65 years of age, have x-ray evidence of osteoarthritis.  Autopsy studies [...]