Hyaluronic acid is a critical component that is found in skin, connective tissue and joints. Hyaluronic acid is soft and attracts moisture, giving tissue elasticity, protection and working as a lubricant for joints. In joints like the knee, hyaluronic acid is found in the synovial fluid that lubricates the joints. The body produces less hyaluronic acid as you get older and osteoarthritis can reduce synovial fluid in joints. Hyaluronic acid injections are one treatment that can help reduce joint friction and help with joint preservation.
Protecting joints from further wear and tear is the key to joint preservation. Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds offers treatments that can help improve the health of joints and slow degeneration caused by osteoarthritis. Hyaluronic acid treatments can help improve internal joint lubrication and reduce friction, helping reduce pain and inflammation. Since hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in the body, there is little risk of any negative side effects.
Who is a Good Candidate for Hyaluronic Acid Injections?
Anyone suffering from increased friction in a knee joint or with osteoarthritis may be a good candidate for hyaluronic acid injections. Typically, these injections are given in 3-5-week intervals to help reduce friction in the joints, offering pain relief and improved mobility. Dr. Reynolds offers a full suite of joint preservation treatments that can help protect cartilage, bone and tissues in the joints. Hyaluronic acid treatments may be combined with other therapies; each of Dr. Reynolds’ patients receives a customized treatment plan based on their individual medical needs.
There is no reason to accept joint pain and lowered function. Dr. Reynolds offers innovative treatments that can help reduce joint discomfort, including many preservation therapy options. To learn more about hyaluronic acid treatment and other options for joint health and mobility, contact his office in San Jose to schedule an exam and orthopedic consultation.