Hyaluronic Acid Injections Specialist Q&A
Injections of hyaluronic acid are used to treat osteoarthritis of the knee and enhance joint functioning. There are many pain relief treatments out there but only the best are offered here at Golden State Medical Center. Dr. Basem R. Farag, M.D. with his dedicated team offers Hyaluronic Acid Injections to relieve your pain in San Ramon, CA. We are located at 2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd. Suite 108. San Ramon, CA 94583. For more information, contact us or request an appointment online.
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Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that works by serving as a lubricant and shock absorber within your joints. Individuals that have osteoarthritis have lost much of their lubrication between the bones causing degeneration. Your body, and more specifically your joints, need hyaluronic acid for optimal function. If your joints do not have enough of it, the absence of an effective shock absorber means you can expect to experience regular stiffness and joint pain.
When treatment is administered by a qualified medical provider, hyaluronic acid injections have proven to be a very safe pain relief option. These injections are fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As with any type of knee and joint pain treatment, there can be a few potential side effects. Mild bruising, soreness, and inflammation are all possible, especially for first time patients, as your body works to get used to the medication. Other than that, however, the fact that hyaluronic acid is already found naturally within the body ensures that side effects are limited.
Hyaluronic acid is injected in the form of a solution or gel. During the injection process, our medical provider will insert a small needle using ultrasound-guided imagery and is injected directly into the knee joint. In most cases, you will receive a series of shots over a two to five-week period. Injections are generally given one week apart to gauge their effectiveness.
Based on past studies and the wide use of the method, most patients do find that these injections work wonders to significantly reduce pain and stiffness within their joints. However, overall effectiveness of these injections varies from patient to patient.
If you are dealing with osteoarthritis and have found that other treatment options are not helping to relieve your pain, hyaluronic acid injections may be your best option for you moving forward. At Golden State Medical Center, we specialize in hyaluronic acid injections that could help you feel better! Contact our office today to get in touch with a specialist. To book an appointment, contact us or visit us online! We serve patients from San Ramon CA, Dublin CA, Blackhawk CA, Danville CA, Alamo CA, Diablo CA, Dougherty CA, Tassajara CA, Livermore CA, and Pleasanton CA.