Osteoarthritis and Knee Lubricant Injection
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis were found. It is also known as old man’s arthritis, arthritis wear-and-tear etc. Arthritis is a situation when the body begins to lack the amount of fluid in the body, which is necessary for the joints in the body to perform smoothly. Knee osteoarthritis is primarily about pain. A common knee pain may occur due to excess tension built up in the knee with a constant or heavy work is done out of the blue. However, if the pain is persistent and even knee joints showed the difficulty in working it is time to take action. This may be osteoarthritis!
Lubricant injections lately has proven to be one of the best solutions for the affected knee osteoarthritis (or joints). Lubricant injections is a device composed of hyaluronan which is a natural chemical found in all body tissues but in high amounts in joints. Hyaluronan acts as a shock absorber and lubricant present in the joints. Osteoarthritis deteriots quality hyaluronan joint function and thus become more difficult. Lubricant injections is used to inject hyaluronan into the joint for proper function. Synovial injection of a dramatic nature and fills lubricants hyaluronan and perform joint tasks. Affect of the lubricant injections last for about 6 months to 2 years on average. This is allegedly the best treatment for people suffering from osteoarthritis and had not relieved by common medications. However lubricant injection treatment is not a cure for osteoarthritis, but it is a cure for the pain caused due to osteoarthritis.
Lubricant injections effective at all stages but found that if taken at an early stage, which is most effective. Although lubricant injection has a toll because it can not be taken with other drugs. Lubricant injections has benefited patients by providing assistance in the first week of intaking them but at the same time may be different from person to person. Along with the benefits of the injection, there may occur some problems as the injection is injected directly in the joints and can cause swelling, pain or discomfort for sometime. But overall treatment lubricant injection can be considered as one of the best treatments for osteoarthritis.
A. Cartilage wears away B. Bone spurs may develop C. Joint fluid breaks down
D. Lubricant Injection replaces joint fluid
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