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September 10th, 2018
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Whether due to aging joints, injury or excess weight, Osteoarthritis can cause joint pain, swelling and stiffness, affecting one’s ability to participate in daily activities. Individuals might even complain about their “creaky joints,” especially later in the evening after repetitive use throughout the day. Ultimately, in those with severe Osteoarthritis, cartilage can wear down completely, resulting in pain at rest with limited functioning. Thus, to cushion the joints and provide better range of motion without pain, hyaluronic acid (HA) injections are a welcome alternative to ice, heat, and painkillers, not to mention invasive surgery.

Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is naturally produced in the body, and as a fluid, lubricates joints to keep them working smoothly (WebMD). Yet, over time, the presence of hyaluronic acid decreases, causing the amount within the joints to run thin. Therefore, the premise behind hyaluronic acid injections is that by replenishing the synovial fluid (hyaluronic acid), individuals can experience longer lasting pain relief and greater mobility (when compared to steroid injections). As hyaluronic acid provides much needed shock absorption, it is also believed to signal the body’s own production of HA, which preserves the integrity of cartilage and slows the progression and severity of Osteoarthritis. Furthermore, the latest data suggests that hyaluronic acid interferes with the compounds (prostaglandins and cytokines) that encourage inflammation.

Given the different brands of hyaluronic acid and varying treatment schedules, it’s important that individuals have healthy expectations in regards to their pain and overall functioning. This is because treatment using HA injections can take up to five weeks before patients experience its full effects. Even so, many report pain reduction and significant improvement in regards to their knee pain, while others have noted improvements in the hip, ankle and other joints following hyaluronic acid injections.

While there are other remedies to arthritis pain, many individuals have maxed out their usage of over the counter pain medications and/or anti-inflammatory prescriptions. What’s more is that steroid injections, though they provide faster relief from pain, do not promote long-term relief or the rebuilding of cartilage.

Call Advanced Healing Institute Today!

If you’re experiencing ongoing pain from arthritis or a sports-related injury, the Advanced Healing Institute is a unique facility guided by a fellowship-trained musculoskeletal radiologist with the highest level of training and expertise. Proudly serving Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach and all of Orange County, our leading-edge treatments focus on healing—not masking the symptoms of an underlying issue or injury. To schedule your appointment, call the Advanced Healing Institute today.

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22972 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA, 92630

Phone: (949) 239-3206

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Based on 36 reviews

Rich G.

Dr. Reza is a genius. My knee has been bothering me for YEARS since I tore my meniscus playing football. Achy, bothersome, with occasionally a limp. I went into to get PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and it was everything I thought it would be and then some. The whole procedure took less than an hour, very little to no pain and in less than 24 hours my knee felt brand new. If you are looking for a quality Doctor who offers PRP -- go here! The rates are very on point. He is literally THOUSANDS of dollars less than some other clinics and believe me he does such an amazing job, he could charge 10x's and it would still be worth it. Don't sit there suffering, get up and get help. I am actually thinking of getting my other knee done and its not really necessary. Lol.. 10 STARS...

E Y.

Dr Reza is FANTASTIC. Staff is friendly and very accommodating. I was in such pain. He diagnosed the issue (Bursitis) and clearly understood everything about it from A-Z. So efficient and understanding, not to mention making the procedure painless. I barely slept a hour the night before, saw Dr. Reza at 5pm and was feeling a million times better by 7pm. It's been 36 hours and I went from practically a frozen shoulder in pulsating pain to gaining back 70% of my movement range and most importantly "NO PAIN". just stiffness which is the normal symptoms as kindly explained to me by Dr. Reza. Everything is as promised, I am fully confident that I will be back to 100% range of motion within 3 days. I'm still gonna take it easy and slowly stretch my shoulder back to full strength. Without his service, I would probably be feeling like I was hit by a truck laying in bed miserable. Thank you very much Dr. Reza for helping my aging old bones. Cheers!

Geri C.

I can’t say enough about how intelligent Dr. Reza Dehdari is! I came to him to read my MRI for my ankle and he found a tear that multiple Doctors missed!!!! Simply incredible and I trust him throughly. Thank you so much!

Marina S.

Had the PRP procedure and I have to say no pain at all, going on 6 weeks, if you decide to have the PRP listen to Dr. Dehdari's instructions thoroughly and do the physical therapy, it works and I am so pleased and it's getting better and better as days go on, Dr. Reza Dehdari is the best and very emphatic in explaining all your questions soothing away your doubts, and he checks up on you to make sure all is well, after the PRP procedure. Very trustworthy PRP procedure and his assistant Sandy is also the sweetest caring person you will ever meet. I'm a satisfied customer and patient.

Tara E.

My son went to see Dr. Reza for a shoulder injury he received from repeated use due to training. My son had tried physical therapy and a cortisone shot with little success. Dr. Reza thoroughly explained the benefits of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and he felt confident he could help my son. The procedure itself is amazing and my son was comfortable the entire time. I LOVE the fact that my son's own body was healing itself without the use of drugs. His shoulder is so much better and he was able to resume training after two weeks. I would highly recommend the PRP shot with Dr. Reza and will definitely see him again if the need arose.

Helena L.

Within the last 6 months I've suffered two minor injuries on the same knee which have restricted my mobility and caused me a lot of pain. I've seen an orthopedic dr.,, a pain management dr., and a sports medicine dr., all of which simply told me either surgery or learn to live with the pain! I've heard about PRP as an alternative with a high percentage of success. Thus, I made an appointment to see Dr. Dehdari, and was pleasantly surprised by his high level of knowledge, professionalism and thoroughness. Dr. Dehdari reviewed my MRI (previously ordered by the Orthopedist) explained the extent of my injuries, took X-Rays and an ultrasound to carefully determined if I was a good candidate for PRP. I can only say that I wish more doctors will give you the time, attention and care that Dr. Dehdari provides. Thank you Dr Dehdari, thank you for such high work ethics and patient care. Many thanks to his staff as they are as attentive and caring as Dr. Dehdari. It has been only 24 hrs since I received my PRP treatment and my pain levels have drastically gone down! I highly recommend Dr. Dehdari.

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