How Effective Are HYALGAN Injections in Alleviating Knee Pain?

How Effective Are HYALGAN Injections in Alleviating Knee Pain? Causes of knee pain, what are HYALGAN injections?

Your knees are the largest joints in your body, which makes sense given their enormous responsibilities. From supporting most of your body to providing mobility and range of motion, your knees are tasked with an awful lot. So when arthritis and knee pain strike, the effects can be far-reaching, placing moderate-to-severe limitations on your life.

At WolMed, our team of highly trained physicians, chiropractors, and support staff have one goal in common — to restore pain-free movement to our patients in the Dallas and Denton, Texas, areas. To that end, we approach problems like knee pain using a multi-pronged approach that blends the best of all medical worlds, from chiropractic care to pain management.

For knee pain, we’ve found great success with HYALGAN® injections, which we combine with ongoing care for results that last. Here’s how it works.

Behind your knee pain

One of the most common drivers behind knee pain is osteoarthritis, which affects 31 million Americans — a number that’s expected to rise exponentially as our population ages.

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that typically develops after years of wear and tear in your joint. To function smoothly, your knees enjoy the benefit of cartilage, which is a slippery substance that covers the ends of your bones, allowing them to easily glide across one another.

With osteoarthritis, your cartilage begins to break down, leaving the bones in your knee unprotected as they rub against one another and break down. This exposure leads to inflammation as your body tries to protect itself, which is what causes your pain and stiffness.

HYALGAN to the rescue

If you’ve tried over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications to no avail, it may be time to try another approach to regain pain-free movement in your knees.

HYALGAN is an injection that contains a substance called hyaluronate, which is naturally found in the fluid that lubricates and cushions your joint. If we decide that these injections may benefit you, we come up with the best treatment plan for your particular situation. Most of our patients undergo a series of five injections, which we administer weekly.

As you progress through these injections, you’ll notice gradual improvement in your knees and you should enjoy this new freedom from pain for up to six months.

Moving forward

One of the greatest benefits of our HYALGAN injections, other than the much-needed relief from your pain, is that they buy you invaluable time to work on long-term solutions for your knee issues. Since our practice is staffed by both chiropractors and physicians, we work together to ensure that you have the resources you need for sustainable relief. Through chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy, we provide your body with the tools it needs to ward off knee problems down the road.

As we work toward your long-term relief, we can re-inject your knees with HYALGAN so that you can continue to enjoy pain-free movement as you strengthen the joints.

If you’d like to put an end to your knee pain, give one of our two offices a call to learn more about HYALGAN.

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