Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis

Creaky knees are more than a minor irritation. They can be downright painful, making it tough to sit, kneel or even, in severe cases, to walk.

This creakiness (called crepitus), can be a sign of arthritis or an injury to your joints. A simple x-ray of the knees can determine if arthritis is the reason for the crepitis.Image of people without knee pain

Why is this important?

Osteoarthritis can damage the bone and cartilage in the major joints and over time the natural cushioning effect of the cartilage may be lost. If you’ve heard the term “bone on bone”, then you get the idea.

Unfortunately the thinning or destruction of the cartilage is often accompanied by pain.

Do you find yourself riding the elevator instead of taking the stairs because your knees ache? Does pain in your knee make it difficult to rise from a chair or walk long distances?

If this sounds like your situation, it might be the right time to seek help.

Recent medical advances have led to an effective non-surgical treatment option for osteoarthritis knee pain—hyaluronic acid injections. Hyaluronic acid joint injections are safe, can be done within the doctor’s office and usually are covered by insurance.

What is hyaluronic acid?

A healthy knee contains synovial fluid, a clear substance that acts like a lubricant. When a person moves, this fluid reduces friction between the joint cartilages. An important ingredient of the synovial fluid is hyluronic acid.

By injecting Hyaluronic Acid into the knee it’s possible to mimic the natural cushioning and lubricating effect of the synovial fluid.

Here’s how the procedure works:

First a numbing agent is injected into the knee. The medicine that contains the hyaluronic acid comes next. This simple 10 to 15 minute procedure is followed by rehabilitation therapy.

The rehab is important as it will help to distribute hyaluronic acid within the joint, ensuring the procedure is most effective. Our physical therapy tech will also assist you in increasing your flexibility and range of motion.

Our osteoarthritis knee pain treatment includes a total of 3 to 4 injections given weekly. Happily, most patients begin to notice improvement right away.

Will my insurance cover the treatment?

In most cases your insurance will cover the injections. Why? Because it’s a win-win situation for both parties. Avoiding knee replacement surgery is great for both you and your insurance company.

For many patients the out of pocket cost is as little as $20 – 35.00 per session. Of course, individual insurance plans differ, but we will gladly provide a complete insurance verification prior to your visit.

Why should you choose Texas Spine & Wellness for your knee pain treatment?

We are a medically directed clinic with an MD, Nurse Practitioner and Chiropractor on staff. Our level 3 physical therapy center is also staffed with an exercise physiologist, physical therapy techs and licensed massage therapists.

This diverse group of talented medical professionals allows us to draw from the best of both alternative and traditional medicine. Our services include chiropractic care, knee and shoulder joint pain treatment, therapeutic massage, exercise rehabilitation, clinical nutrition, spinal decompression, and more.

If you’ve been struggling with knee pain, why not contact us today? Our friendly front desk staff will answer all your questions and help you learn more about our hyaluronic injections and knee pain treatment.

If you’re ready to feel better and get back to enjoying life call us at (972) 840-2520.