Providing cushion to the ends of bones in the joint, cartilage is a firm, yet slippery tissue that allows for easy, pain-free movement. Consequently, when the surface of cartilage roughens or begins to deteriorate, an individual might notice pain or stiffness in the affected joint. This condition is called Osteoarthritis, and as the most common form of arthritis, it affects millions of people around the world, most notably in the hands, knees, hips and spine. While the symptoms of Osteoarthritis can be managed by maintaining a healthy body weight and staying active, the Mayo Clinic explains that the underlying process cannot be reversed.
Dr. Dehdari at the Advanced Healing Institute understands the debilitating nature of Osteoarthritis, particularly for active individuals and athletes. He also realizes that relying upon pain medication is not a good solution, as it does not have the ability to galvanize the body’s natural repair mechanisms, meaning that finding effective relief for pain associated with Osteoarthritis is a challenge. As such, Dr. Dehdari offers patients with persistent joint pain the advantage of effective treatment beyond cortisone injections and regenerative medicine—hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the synovial fluid that enables bones and joints to effectively glide across one another smoothly. In an individual with arthritis, hyaluronic acid has decreased remarkably, causing the joint to lose shock absorption and lubrication. As a result, he or she feels pain. However, when injected into the joint, hyaluronic acid helps individuals move freely and without pain. These injections, which are also called Viscosupplements, are FDA approved as an arthritis treatment for the knee joint, though patients continue to report positive results when hyaluronic acid therapy is provided for other joints. What’s more, recent studies have found that the body’s natural production of hyaluronic acid is stimulated.
Do Not Suffer Any Longer – Call Advanced Healing Institute Today
If you are suffering from chronic joint pain and stiffness related to Osteoarthritis, Dr. Reza Dehdari invites you to call Advanced Healing Institute today. Not only is Dr. Dehdari committed to finding an effective remedy for your pain, he is highly regarded as an expert in his field, with extensive knowledge and unsurpassed skill in treating patients with arthritis and sports-related injuries.
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22972 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA, 92630
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