Hyaluronic Acid Injections
Thorpes Physiotherapy is now offering Hyaluronic Acid (HA) injections. This is a treatment used for arthritis, especially the knee joint. HA injections have been around for several years and there is large amount of evidence supporting their use. We find that it works best when the arthritis isn’t too severe (therefore mild to moderate works best). If you have been told that you require a joint replacement, then this treatment is unlikely to work for you.
HA injections have been shown to reduce pain and improve function in joints such as the knee with the effects lasting up to 12 months. We have found them to be a safe and effective way of managing osteoarthritis in conjunction with Physiotherapy.
‘’It is a lot better than it was. It’s not perfect but it’s less stiff and less swollen than it’s been for a while. The injection has definitely been a lot more effective than the steroid injection’’
If you have knee arthritis, then the chances are you may have been prescribed medications by your GP or offered a steroid injection. We have found that many of our patients don’t want these types of treatments due to potential side effects. If this sounds like you, then HA injections could be a great option as they don’t have the same harmful side effects. HA injections are more expensive than steroid injections and this is one of the main reasons they are not readily available on the NHS
Studies confirm HA injections :
- Reduce pain.
- Improve lubrication.
- Improve shock absorption.
- Improve nutrition to joint surfaces.
The injections are performed by Clinic Director Jonathan Smith, who has been an Injection therapist since 2008 and a Tutor for The Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine since 2008.
For more information about HA injections please call 01276 37670 or email email@example.com
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