Hyaluronic Acid Injections offer a highly effective, FDA-approved method for successfully treating mild to moderate osteoarthritis. They work by lubricating painful joints and promoting optimal function, especially for individuals who have not been able to achieve relief through other conservative measures.
HOW IT WORKS
To understand how hyaluronic acid injections work, you first need to understand the condition they treat: osteoarthritis (OA).
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It’s characterized by the degeneration of cartilage and dysfunction of joint fluid, leading to joint pain, stiffness, tenderness and a loss of flexibility. Without prompt intervention, arthritis is progressive, often worsening over time with further cartilage loss and pain.
Within the body is a naturally-occurring substance, called hyaluronic acid. It works to lubricate your joints, much like a “WD-40,” improving overall joint movement, and protecting your bones from 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.