Hyaluronic Acid Knee Injections Specialist

Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc.

Medical Clinic, Chiropractors & Physical Therapy located in Mission Viejo, CA

Osteoarthritis is a disease that can affect any or all of your joints, but your knees are likely to be the worst affected. If you have joint pain or osteoarthritis, Victor Rafa, DC, and Rona Palompo, DPT, at Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. in Mission Viejo, California, can help you with a range of nonsurgical therapies, including hyaluronic acid knee injections with SUPARTZ FX®. Call the practice's highly skilled team today to find out more, or use the online form to book an appointment.

Hyaluronic Acid Knee Injections Q & A

What are hyaluronic acid knee injections?

Hyaluronic acid knee injections can ease your pain and improve joint function. The team at Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. uses premium SUPARTZ FX hyaluronic acid injections to treat patients who have knee pain.

Hyaluronic acid is a fluid that helps to protect and lubricate your joints. It's also found elsewhere in your body, but the highest concentrations are in your eyes and joints. Hyaluronic acid knee injections are an FDA-approved treatment for osteoarthritis of the knees.

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a disease that develops over time due to the effects of wear-and-tear on your joints. The disease can affect any of your joints but is often particularly bad in the knees.

Inside your joints, two or more bones meet. In your knees, that's the bottom of your femur (thigh bone) and the top of your shin bone (tibia). The end of the other bone in your lower leg (fibula) also ends in your knee, and there's an extra piece of bone at the front of the joint called the patella (kneecap). Everything is held together with tough connective tissues.

The bones in your knees have a coating of slippery cartilage protecting their ends. There are also sacs of fluid called bursae that help to cushion the joints, and hyaluronic acid to aid in protection and lubrication.

Years of wear-and-tear, overuse, and age-related deterioration result in the loss of hyaluronic acid and cartilage. The result is osteoarthritis, which causes chronic knee pain, stiffness, and weakness.

How do hyaluronic acid knee injections help treat osteoarthritis?

The Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. team uses hyaluronic acid knee injections as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for osteoarthritis. Your treatment plan could include therapies such as:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Physical therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Hot and cold treatments
  • Acupuncture
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Cold laser treatment

Hyaluronic acid knee injections are an additional treatment that replaces lost or poor-quality hyaluronic acid in your knee joints. Treatment consists of 3-5 injections of hyaluronic acid directly into your knee joints. Patients who receive SUPARTZ FX hyaluronic acid knee injections benefit from up to six months of symptom relief.

To find out more about hyaluronic acid knee injections and other treatments for osteoarthritis, call Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. today or book an appointment online.