How Hyaluronic Acid Can Alleviate Your Pain

How Hyaluronic Acid Can Alleviate Your Pain

If your body were a car, hyaluronic acid (HA) would be the substance that kept it working as a well-oiled machine. Your body produces the gooey, clear material to help keep your tissues moist and lubricated — especially in and around your skin, eyes, and joints.

Commercially made hyaluronic acid is also available, as a treatment for a range of painful conditions. 

Our expert team at Northland Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri, provides hyaluronic acid injections for conditions such as arthritis and sports injuries, to help alleviate your pain and improve your quality of life. 

Benefits of hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid may help your wounds heal faster than just protecting a wound with standard dressings, according to research. It may also help reduce the size of a wound and ease related pain more quickly. 

These perks may be due to the role hyaluronic acid may play in regulating inflammation in your body. And because inflammation and a lack of needed fluids are major contributors to joint pain from injuries and arthritis, you may also find that hyaluronic acid minimizes your joint pain and stiffness while improving your ability to move about normally. 

Specific conditions hyaluronic acid may help treat include:

Studies have also shown that while hyaluronic acid injections may take longer to reduce chronic knee pain, the results may last longer.

Getting started with hyaluronic acid treatment

If you’re bothered by chronic or severe pain due to an injury or ongoing condition, our specialists can help. After a thorough exam, including a discussion of your medical history and symptoms, your provider at Northland Orthopedic & Sports Medicine can recommend a customized treatment plan.

Other than hyaluronic acid treatment, we may suggest:

You may be a good candidate for hyaluronic acid injections if you aren’t getting sufficient pain relief from other treatments, such as oral medications, steroid injections, or physical therapy. 

We may also recommend HA injections as a way to enhance other parts of your care plan. By reducing your pain, you may be better able to do your recommended exercises, for example, which can improve your flexibility and strength. And that can lead to even less pain and stiffness moving forward, while lowering your risk for injuries.

To learn more about hyaluronic acid or get the pain relief you need, call Northland Orthopedic & Sports Medicine or request an appointment on our website today. 

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