Osteoarthritis (Synovial) Injections
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, impacts millions worldwide. Through wear and tear, the protective cartilage found on the ends of your bones gradually deteriorates. This protective cartilage is a firm, slippery tissue which acts as a shock absorber, but with osteoarthritis, it becomes rough. Over time, your bones could potentially start rubbing against one another. Generally, it affects the joints in your hands, knees, hips, and spine, but can damage any joint in the body. The disease can be slowed down by following an active lifestyle, as well as maintaining a healthy weight, among other treatments. Contact us to learn more about how our physical medicine in Oceanside can help you with your osteoarthritis today.
Although symptoms associated with osteoarthritis develop slowly, with progression, they will worsen, and cannot be reversed.
- Joint pain during or after movement
- Tenderness in joints with light pressure
- Joint stiffness after waking up or inactivity
- The inability of moving your joints through its full range of motion due to loss of flexibility
- Use of the joint results in a grating sensation, either felt or heard
- Bone spurs forming around the joint -- bits of bone which feel like hard lumps
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms over a long period of time, schedule an appointment with our physical medicine in Oceanside.
Synovial injections, typically referred to as hyaluronic acid injections, become a treatment option when patients can no longer control the pain they are experiencing. These injections are mainly used for treating knee osteoarthritis, but can also be used for other joints such as the hip and ankle. Treatment usually involves one injection per week for three to five weeks. Our physical medicine in Oceanside is here to help you take control of your osteoarthritis. If you have any questions about osteoarthritis, and how these injections may be able to relieve the pain, contact us today for more information.