Need not to worry, if osteoarthritis or OA has been
diagnosed by doctor. In this battle, you are accompanied by millions of
Americans. The OA of knee is not curable but for reducing a pain several
treatments are available which not only controls a pain but also provide active
lifestyle. Therefore, a perfect combination of approaches like exercise and
physical therapy, over-the-counter pain relievers, topical creams, injections
or surgery can help to manage Osteoarthritis effectively.
The hyaluronic acid (HA) or are used for treating OA in knee joint pain. This acid is a
natural substance which is found in a fluid of healthy knee. This fluid is
helpful to regain the cushion, lubricate and protect the joint for further
movements. This injection is injected directly into the joint where it works to
replenish the HA and restore the synovial fluid. This course of treatment, ease
the movement and remove the pain. The therapy is continued for 3-4 weeks.
This treatment is often recommended by doctors for patients who have failed to
respond any other treatment including conservative therapies. It is often not
advised to patients with hypersensitivity to hyaluronate preparations or who
possesses infection in knee joints or complains about skin diseases in the area
of injection. The degenerative disease occurs when cartilage in joints worsen
due to age factor. It can affect any joint in the body. The most affected
joints in OA are hands, hips, knees and spine. This disease is not curable but
medicines and injections can relive the patient from pain. In the severe cases,
doctors suggest joint replacement surgery.
Some of the common signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis includes mild pain in
joint during or after movement, tenderness when patient apply light pressure,
stiffness is noticeable after a period of inactivity or when patient wake up,
grating sensation when joints are in use, and so on. A patient or sufferer must
consult a doctor when pain in joints lasts for more than 2 weeks.
The physicians suggests various reasons for joint pains like aging factor,
joint injury, heredity, obesity, muscle weakness, congenital or development.
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