Hyaluronic Acid Injections
Hyaluronic acid refers to the gel-like substance that is naturally occurring in the body. It can serve to act as a lubricant or shock absorber for joints. Hyaluronic acid can be extracted from rooster combs or made by bacteria in the laboratory. It has been used as a treatment for the skin and is now being applied to pain management conditions, especially to treat osteoarthritis. Hyaluronic acid is delivered as a series of 3 to 5 injections spaced one week apart and can help reduce the pain from arthritis of the knee.
How It Helps
Hyaluronic acid can be effective in treating osteoarthritis and various other joint conditions.