Anyone who has experienced knee pain understands how horrific it can be. Knee pain can limit your mobility and make simple tasks, such as standing and sitting, seem excruciating. When a person is not to the point where they are ready for knee surgery, but they find that oral medications are not providing the pain help they need, large joint injections may be able to provide much-needed relief for knee pain.
Knee pain and stiffness is often caused by osteoarthritis (OA), a condition in which the affected individual experiences an unusual breakdown in the amount of hyaluronan in their joints. Without proper levels of hyaluronan, the bones don’t have enough lubrication to protect them from rubbing against each other. To help address this condition, we offer large joint injections in the form of SUPARTZ therapy.
The solution provided in SUPARTZ therapy contains purified sodium hyaluronate, or hyaluronan. These large joint injections are designed to supplement the hyaluronan that naturally exists in your knees. When your knee joint is healthy, it has a large supply of hyaluronic acid that serves as a lubricant as well as a way of absorbing some of the shock generated by walking or running. Having a sufficient amount of hyaluronan is what allows your joints to move smoothly. When those affected by OA receive SUPARTZ therapy, they begin to feel relief as they experience a reduction in their joint pain and inflammation.
SUPARTZ therapy typically consists of injections given once a week. The number of treatments you will need will depend on your specific situation and the rate at which you will feel relief. If desired, you may request a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort during treatment.
For many people with OA, common treatment methods such as pain medications and physical therapy just don’t provide them with the relief they need. If you have found yourself in this situation, SUPARTZ therapy may be able to help you. Discuss your questions and concerns with us during your consultation, and we can help you determine if these large joint injections are the best course of action for you.
Individuals who have used large joint injections as a way of addressing their knee pain have seen positive benefits. They are quickly able to get back to living a life with a level of mobility similar to what they had prior to the pain. In many cases, the injections even allow people the pain relief they need to undergo forms of physical therapy with the goal of providing long-term pain relief and care. Principled Healthcare Solutions is proud to provide SUPARTZ therapy to patients with knee pain in the Hamilton, OH and surrounding areas. To get started on your journey towards knee pain relief, schedule a consultation at our office today.