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Hyaluronic acid (HA) injections offer an effective, successful and approved treatment for mild to moderate osteoarthritis. Hyaluronic acid injections work as a joint lubricant; promoting optimal function, especially for individuals who have not not received a great deal of benefit from conservative treatments. Hydronic acid injections for joint arthritis also provide a natural anti-inflammatory effect, reducing pain and often avoiding the need for steroid injections, which can be harmful to tissues. WHAT IS OSTEOARTHRITIS? This is the most common form of arthritis. It is a degenerative disease, whereby the degeneration of cartilage and dysfunction of joint fluid ocurrs, leading to joint pain, stiffness, tenderness and a loss of mobility over time. Although it can affect any joint in the body, it most commonly effects weight bearing joints - spine, hips and knees.  WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID? Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body, used in our joints as a lubricating substance that is found in high concentrations. Hyaluronic acid is commonly used to treat joint pain and degenerative conditions. HOW DO HYALURONIC ACID INJECTIONS WORK FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS? Hyaluronic acid injections work to lubricate your joints, imagine it like injecting WD-40 into a joint which is suffering, but more of a biological form. This treatment is used to nourish our cartilage and improve overall joint mobility, along with protecting your bones from an impact. When you have arthritis, the hyaluronic acid surrounding your joints begins to deteriorate. Hyaluronic acid injections can restore this lost fluid and lubrication, so your bones are sufficiently protected. Here at Dynamic Osteopaths in Birmingham ww May comfortably drain and remove excessive (swollen) fluid from around the joint that may be contributing to your inflammation, but only if this needs be. Then continue to inject play fresh hyaluronic acid. There is no pain associated with this treatment, and there is no downtime. You are practically going about your business as normal. In some cases you may require more than one treatment as well as ongoing maintenance visits after six months to maintain healthy and active joints. Once your treatment is complete, you’ll be able to resume your normal daily routine right away. However, you should avoid prolonged standing, running, heavy lifting and other weight bearing activities for 24 hours. Uncommon side effects, are mild stiffness / discomfort but these effects should disappear fairly quickly. In the meantime, this can be managed by applying ice to the area and avoiding over activity. Of our patients here at Dynamic Osteopaths experience a benefit within a few days which lasts up to 6/12 months. Rehabilitation programs and advice on strengthening will be prescribed. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HYALURONIC ACID INJECTIONS FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS -Reduce joint pain and stiffness -Avoid steroid injections -Minimal recovery time -Minimal side effects -Pain relief lasts approximately 6/12months Don’t let arthritis, other forms of joint damage, sports injuries and musculoskeletal issues get in the way of your life.

Schedule a free complimentary consultation with Dynamic Osteopaths Solihull or BIrmingham today, and let us heal your injury, deliver optimla pain relief and get you back to your full and active lifestyle. 01564330773.

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