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HA Injections for Osteoarthritis

Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Osteoarthritis of the Knee and Foot

Osteoarthritis, a debilitating joint condition, can severely impact your quality of life, particularly when it affects weight-bearing joints like knees or smaller joints in the foot. In this article, we explore how Hyaluronic Acid injections can provide much-needed relief for osteoarthritis sufferers.

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease characterized by joint pain, reduced mobility, and decreased functionality. It disrupts the delicate balance between the breakdown and production of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in healthy joints. This imbalance causes the synovial fluid (joint lubricant) to become thin and ineffective, ultimately leading to the deterioration of cartilage, which results in the hallmark symptoms of osteoarthritis: pain, stiffness, and swelling.

How Hyaluronic Acid Injections Help Hyaluronic acid injections act as both shock absorbers and lubricants for synovial joints. By restoring the equilibrium between hyaluronic acid breakdown and production within the joint, these injections effectively alleviate pain and stiffness while improving overall osteoarthritis symptoms.

The Role of Synovial Fluid Synovial fluid, besides lubricating joints, acts as a protective filter, allowing vital nutrients to nourish cartilage while blocking harmful substances. Hyaluronic acid is a crucial component of synovial fluid, underscoring its importance in joint health.

Experience Relief at The Back and Body Clinic At The Back and Body Clinic, we understand the significance of maintaining your ability to enjoy life to the fullest. That’s why we offer Hyaluronic Acid joint injections, administered by our expert Podiatrist, Luke Planter.

Image: Luke Planter, Podiatrist at The Back and Body Clinic, administering a Hyaluronic Acid injection to the toe joint.

Gradual and Lasting Improvement While the benefits of these injections may not be immediately evident, you can expect a gradual reduction in pain and stiffness. In many cases, this improvement can last up to 9-12 months, depending on the extent of joint degeneration. For knee joint pain, we can also combine Cortisone and Hyaluronic Acid injections to provide a synergistic effect.


Our Trusted Hyaluronic Acid: Ostenil We use Ostenil, a safe and effective form of Hyaluronic Acid, to treat numerous patients successfully. Rest assured, our team will thoroughly explain all potential risks and side effects before administering the injection.

Personalised Treatment Your suitability for this treatment will be carefully assessed, and we will conduct a comprehensive examination, ensuring that you are well-informed and comfortable with the procedure before proceeding.

Get in Touch If you’re considering Hyaluronic Acid injections for osteoarthritis relief, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to answer your questions and guide you through the process. Your journey towards pain-free living starts with a simple phone call.

Feel free to pick up the phone and ask to speak to someone about the injections we offer.

Written by Luke Planter Podiatrist at The Back and Body Clinic


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