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Delivering localized relief for patients who have not responded to physical therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or other first-line treatments, viscoelastic supplementation and steroid injections may be recommended for arthritis, joint pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. Kayal Orthopaedic Center specializes in these types of non-invasive pain relief treatments, and may recommend other forms of therapy in conjunction with the injections.
Osteoarthritis of the knee is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. It develops slowly and the pain it causes worsens over time. While there is still no cure for osteoarthritis, viscoelastic supplementation is a promising treatment for patients suffering from joint pain caused by mild to moderate osteoarthritis.
As we age, we lose our joints’ elastic quality. Intra-articular viscoelastic supplementation restores lubrication around the joint, which may decrease pain and immobility. Additional benefits of intra-articular viscoelastic supplementation include: