Patients from in and around San Antonio and Austin, TX suffering from the effects of osteoarthritis in the knees can seek relief from specialized treatments from the highly trained and experienced doctors at the convenient and modern offices of Pro-Care Medical Center.
Arthritis describes many diseases and conditions which cause inflammation or swelling in the joints. Osteoarthritis can commonly cause pain in the knees. This condition is also thought of as “wear-and-tear” arthritis because it develops as a result of the natural use and aging process. The condition is sometimes also called degenerative joint disease or age-related arthritis. This condition can affect the bones and joints, causing pain, swelling, and possibly deformity.
Symptoms of osteoarthritis affecting the knees usually include:
The incidence and diagnosis of OA of the knee among younger patients is rapidly expanding
If you are diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee, your doctor may recommend one or more of the following treatment options reduce your symptoms:
Most sufferers of knee OA have tried over the counter NSAIDs and possibly had a steroid injection. NSAIDs are very effective for acute injuries but can become problematic for chronic conditions such as OA. Steroid injections do a great job to suppress pain and swelling immediately, but the duration of the effect is short, i.e. up to 6 weeks. Viscosupplement Injections relieve pain and restore the natural protective function of synovial fluid in the knee joint. This reestablishes shock absorption and lubrication of the cartilage and soft tissues. These injections can provide relief for us to 26 weeks. Viscosupplement Injections may benefit knee OA sufferers who require a long-term treatment option for their pain.
Get up to 6 months relief from one infection
In knees with osteoarthritis, the joint fluid (called synovial fluid) can break down and not provide the cushioning your knee needs.
Viscosupplement Injections supplement your knee joint fluid to relieve the pain and improve the knee joint’s natural shock absorbing abilities.
A. Cartilage wears away
B. Bone spurs may develop
C. Joint fluid breaks down
D. Visco supplement injections replace joint fluid