According to the Arthritis Foundation, osteoarthritis is the most common chronic condition of the joints, affecting about 27 million Americans. Osteoarthritis can occur in all ages but more common in people over the age of 65. Osteoarthritis is also referred to as degenerative joint disease or “wear and tear” arthritis. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint but mostly found in knees, hips, lower neck and back, small joints of the finders, and base of the thumb and big toe.
Osteoarthritis happens when the cartilage between the joints breaks down over time eventually causing bone to rub against bone. Gradually over time symptoms of osteoarthritis will develop.
- Aching and soreness of the joints
- Pain caused by both overuse and inactivity
- Stiffness first thing in the morning or inactivity
- Swelling of the joint
- Tenderness around joint
- Loss of flexibility
Several factors contribute to a person developing osteoarthritis.
Heredity: Some people have a defect in one of their genes that is responsible for making cartilage. This leads to defective cartilage and rapid deterioration of the joints.
Weight: Carrying extra weight puts pressure on the hips and knees and over the years will cause the cartilage to break down faster.
Injury and Overuse: Injuries to the joints or repetitive movements can lead to osteoarthritis.
Treating Osteoarthritis with Hyaluronic Acid Injections
Our bodies make hyaluronic acid which is a natural part of the fluid that helps cushion the joints to keep them working smoothly. Hyaluronic acid injections or viscosupplements are FDA approved for treating arthritis of the knee but patients have noticed that these injections work to improve symptoms in the hip, ankle, and other joints. Hyaluronic acid is injected to relieve pain associated with osteoarthritis. These are done in-office with minimal recovery time and side effects.
Expert Hyaluronic Treatments for Osteoarthritis at Advanced Healing Institute
If you have been dealing with pain in your joints caused by osteoarthritis the professional team at the Advanced Healing Institute is ready to help relieve your pain. Dr. Reza Dehdari will come up with a treatment plan unique to you. Call today to schedule an appointment with the Advanced Healing Institute if you are in Lake Forest or the surrounding areas.
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22972 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA, 92630
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