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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

Our Patient Reviews

Advanced Healing Institute

5 / 5.0

Based on 31 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...

Angel K.

This place is amazing. I took my aunt to Dr. Dehdari since she was in so much pain to her left knee due to Arthritis Dr. Dehdari explained to us about PRP and after the PRP procedure she has no more pain. When we went there she was using a cane but right now she doesn't use it at all. PRP works miracle.

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.

Angela Gabrielle Guison

I was suffering from plantar fasciitis for 3 months. It has now been 4 weeks since my PRP treatment and I am now pain free!! Great clinic & staff and great natural treatment!

Chad M.

Dr. Dehdari comes across authentic and spends the necessary time to really understand the situation. Highly recommended

Axis Avalos

Quite simple experience. Showed up to appointment, I was taken right away to room for PRP injection. Doctor was friendly and willing to try to help me, while many other doctors just told me they did not know what I had and told me they couldn't help my pain and sent me away. Nurse was quite nice as well. Will return for second set of injections for more pain reduction.

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